Within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most notorious murders
Within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most notorious murders in the history of Gloucestershire. There are ten extraordinary and sometimes shocking tales of crime, mystery and betrayal, many of which are told here for the first time, while others are famous cases that gripped not just Gloucestereshire but the whole nation. From the Cheltenham torso murder to the Campden Wonder, when William Harrison returned to Chipping Campden after three people were executed for killing him; from a fatal battle between poachers and gamekeepers near Berkeley to poisoning in the Forest of Dean, this is a collection of the county’s most dramatic and interesting criminal cases.
Linda Stratmann has gone back to original records and documents to uncover the truth about these extraordinary crimes. Using contemporary illustrations and tracing the stories through the words of those who were actually there, she re-creates the drama of cases and courtroom. Gloucestershire Murders is a unique re-examination of the darker side of the county’s past.