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Murder in Mind By Stephen Wade

Murder in Mind
by Stephen Wade

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In Stephen Wade's personal casebook, he gazes back over favourite investigations in his home county Yorkshire - rich with villainous acts, painstaking detective work, injustice and the allure of the unsolved case; including Leeds's most notorious female killer Louie Calvert and why Wade believes her conviction and hanging a travesty.
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Murder in Mind: Investigations from a Yorkshire Crime Writer's Casebook by Stephen Wade

There has always been fascination with crime, deviance and punishment; from the days of the highwayman to the Luddites and in the foul deeds of Peter Sutcliffe. Add to that, the continuing allure of the unsolved case, which has long provided material for true crime and fiction writers. In Stephen Wade's casebook, Murder in Mind he looks at his favourite investigations in his home county of Yorkshire, rich with villainous acts, painstaking investigations and outright injustices. Read about Leeds' most notorious female killer Louie Calvert and why he believes her conviction and hanging could have been a travesty; famous hangmen, Chartist rebels, and the many cases open to fresh investigation such as those of Bill o' Jacks, Mr Blum and Emily Pye. Murder in Mind brings together Stephen's journeys into the criminal underworld, including his work as a writer in prisons and his research in the murder archives as he attempts to uncover and understand why such heinous acts are committed. The basis for this book was created in the `Yorkshire Ripper' years, when the impact of that series of murders sparked the crime writer in him and his tutor, Stanley Ellis, worked on the notoriously misleading `Ripper Tapes.' Since then Stephen has written over 70 non-fiction titles - many of them on the history of crime and the law - but this is something different, a mixture of memoir, reflection and the realisation that murder often happens down the street.

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About Stephen Wade


Stephen Wade is a writer and historian, specialising in the history of crime. He has written over 70 non-fiction works, many of them on the history of crime and law. He wrote Murder in Mind aiming at a special mix of memoir, true crime casebook and some reflections on the human fascination with murder. Born and brought up in Leeds, and has written books on the city in the two world wars, as well as a memoir of life there in the post-war decades, Passion for the Park. When he is not engaged in serious writing about grim subjects, he is a Yorkshire storyteller, with his Uncle Albert books and performances

Table of Contents


Preface ................................................................................ix 1 Writing Crime and the Fascination of Deviance..........1 2 Famous Hangmen and Other Characters...................23 3 Growing Up in Dark Leeds...........................................37 4 Revisiting My Favourite Yorkshire Tales ....................47 5 A Most Infamous Murderess ........................................79 6 Times Behind Bars........................................................109 7 The Strange World of the Criminal Courts...............133 8 Inside the Criminal Mind............................................151 Select Bibliography..........................................................159

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Murder in Mind: Investigations from a Yorkshire Crime Writer's Casebook by Stephen Wade
Stephen Wade
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd
2018-09-28
176
0995586179
9780995586178
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