Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths Around Portsmouth by Sarah Quail

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths Around Portsmouth by Sarah Quail

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Takes the reader on a journey through centuries of local crime and conspiracy, meeting various types of villains along the way, cut-throats and poisoners, arsonists and assassins, mutineers, duellists and marauders, prostitutes and thieves, common murderers who moved through the cruel underworld of this historic town.

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Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths Around Portsmouth takes the reader on a sinister journey through centuries of local crime and conspiracy, meeting villains of all sorts along the way - cut-throats and poisoners, arsonists and assassins, mutineers, duellists and marauders, prostitutes and thieves, and the brawling seamen and common murderers who moved through the cruel underworld of this historic town. Sarah Quail has selected over 20 notorious episodes that give a fascinating insight into criminal acts and the criminal mind. She recalls intriguing and shocking cases dating from medieval times to the present day. In the process she uncovers an extraordinary variety of misdeeds, some motivated by brutal impulse or despair, others by malice, which taint the history of every age. Most of the cases she recounts involve ill-fated individuals who are only known to us because they were caught up in crime, but she also reconsiders more famous episodes like the murder of the Duke of Buckingham and the disappearance of the Cold War frogman Buster Crabb. The human dramas that are played out in these pages often take place in the most commonplace of circumstances, but others are so odd as to be stranger than fiction.

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SKU GOR002010259
Title Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths Around Portsmouth
Author By (author) Sarah Quail
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 1845630467
ISBN 13 9781845630461
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths Around Portsmouth takes the reader on a sinister journey through centuries of local crime and conspiracy, meeting villains of all sorts along the way - cut-throats and poisoners, arsonists and assassins, mutineers, duellists and marauders, prostitutes and thieves, and the brawling seamen and common murderers who moved through the cruel underworld of this historic town. Sarah Quail has selected over 20 notorious episodes that give a fascinating insight into criminal acts and the criminal mind. She recalls intriguing and shocking cases dating from medieval times to the present day. In the process she uncovers an extraordinary variety of misdeeds, some motivated by brutal impulse or despair, others by malice, which taint the history of every age. Most of the cases she recounts involve ill-fated individuals who are only known to us because they were caught up in crime, but she also reconsiders more famous episodes like the murder of the Duke of Buckingham and the disappearance of the Cold War frogman Buster Crabb. The human dramas that are played out in these pages often take place in the most commonplace of circumstances, but others are so odd as to be stranger than fiction.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002010259
Title Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths Around Portsmouth
Author By (author) Sarah Quail
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 1845630467
ISBN 13 9781845630461
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No