Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in the Fens by Glenda Goulden
The criminal cases vividly described by Glenda Goulden in this gripping book take the reader on a journey into the dark secret side the history of the Fens. This flat and wide open landscape, thinly populated with isolated farmsteads, has been the setting for a series of horrific, bloody, sometimes bizarre incidents over the centuries. From crimes of callous premeditation to crimes born of passion or despair, the whole range of human weakness and wickedness is represented here. There are tales of conspiracy, robbery, violence, cruelty and murder that reveal a previously neglected side of Fenland society. Unforgettable cases are featured - a mother who murdered her son, a police officer who hid the body of his mother, a farmer brutally murdered for his money, a dustman who killed a local girl, the headless body of a woman who has never been identified. Glenda Goulden's chronicle of the hidden history of the Fens will be compelling reading for anyone who is interested in the sinister side of human nature and the social conditions that nurture it.