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Frome Murders and Misdemeanours Mick Davis

Frome Murders and Misdemeanours By Mick Davis

Frome Murders and Misdemeanours by Mick Davis


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A look at the dark side of life in Frome in centuries past. This book will fascinate anyone with an interest in the history of crime as well as those who want to know more about the history of Frome and the South West of England.

Frome Murders and Misdemeanours Summary

Frome Murders and Misdemeanours by Mick Davis

Frome was historically one of the largest towns in Somerset and is rapidly growing today. Its wealth was built on wool and cloth industries, later metalworking and printing, bringing many people into the town. Agricultural work was also the way of life for many. As these industries rose and fell, the fortunes of many fluctuated and in periods of decline life was often hard. In Frome Murders and Misdemeanours authors Mick Davis and David Lassman delve into local records to reveal the dark side of life for ordinary people through the ages, including tales of bewitchment, counterfeiting, revenge and vicious murder. The stories include a trial for witchcraft and the role of the vicar of Frome, a sadistic murder of a serving girl by her mistress and her mistress' daughter, the parish constable's account of his day-to-day dealings with domestic violence, drunkenness and general disorder in Regency Frome, an ageing playboy shot dead by a jealous husband who then shot himself, a farm labourer stabbed to death by his uncle and a triple tragedy of father, wife and son discovered dead in their home by a milkman on his rounds. This collection of true-life crime stories gives a vivid insight into life in Frome in previous centuries. This book will fascinate anyone with an interest in the history of crime as well as those who want to know more about the history of Frome and the south-west of England.

About Mick Davis

Mick Davis worked for one of London's top criminal defence lawyers covering everything from shoplifting to serial killers. He moved to the Somerset town of Frome permanently in 2006 and now spends his time researching and writing full time. His interests include prehistory, archaeology and criminology. David Lassman began his writing career freelancing for newspapers and magazines before studying screenwriting at Bournemouth University. He spent 3 1/2 years on the Greek islands writing his first novel, is author of 'Frome in the Great War' and co-created 'The Regency Detective' series with Terence James. His collaborations with Mick Davis include 'The Awful Killing of Sarah Watts', one of the most infamous crimes of the Victorian period, and 'Visitors' Historic Britain - Somerset'.

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GOR013207083
9781398111400
1398111406
Frome Murders and Misdemeanours by Mick Davis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
2023-03-15
96
N/A
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