Their Deadly Trade: Murders In Monmouthshire


Language: English

ISBN: 9781843233893

Current Publication Date: 2004

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 148

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Death is commonplace. But murder is news! It excites the public imagination as no other crime can.

And as Roger Williams demonstrates in these gruesome and gripping chronicles, the county of Monmouthshire has had more than its fair share of murder and mystery.

From the 'tragedy of fearful character' at Llangibby in 1878 to the 'Forest Murder Riddle' of 1996, this book catalogues a series of notorious and bizarre cases, often taking the reader from the scene of the crime to the manhunt, and from the courtroom to the cell. And often beyond - to the 'place of execution'...

The thoroughness and immediacy of the accounts is enhanced by the inclusion of significant archive material, not only photographs and illustrations, but also newspaper reports and ballads which give an indication of the furore caused by these cases at the time.