The murder cases in this book are a mixture of classic narratives of jealousy, elimination and passion,
The murder cases in this book are a mixture of classic narratives of jealousy, elimination and passion, now retold from new perspectives and with more research. The author also includes some little-known mysteries: three unsolved homicides from across the county, including the killing of the ‘Barton recluse’ and the enigmatic death of a young farmer in Gedney in which the dead man’s dog appeared in court. In this chronicle of violent deaths and court-room struggles the reader will find a new slant on some of the principal cases, with plenty of social and legal history added to enrich the stories. Lincolnshire Murders is a powerful and fascinating reappraisal of some of the most brutal and gruesome killings in the county’s history.
Stephen Wade is a crime historian with a special interest in regional murder cases. He has lived in Lincolnshire for over thirty years, and for these stories he has investigated the legal contexts, contemporary reports, and in some cases interviewed retired police officers to gain a comprehensive new insight into each crime. Stephen has also worked as a writer in residence at HMP Lincoln and has a profound interest in the history of the penal system.