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Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths on the Yorkshire Coast by Alan Whitworth

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths on the Yorkshire Coast

Part of the Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths S. Series


Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths on the Yorkshire Coast by Alan Whitworth

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths on the Yorkshire Coast by Alan Whitworth, is the latest in the Foul Deeds series. In this edition we review famous and little known murders which occurred on the Yorkshire coast from 1160, with the untimely end of the Hermit of Eskdale, up to the murder of Mary Comins in Scarborough during World War 2. In all there are over twenty cases of murder and associated mayhem in this fascinating book, written by skilled author and adept researcher Alan Whitworth. The events recorded are scattered all along the Yorkshire coast, from Whitby and Filey, through Scarborough and south to Bridlington. The natures of the people involved and their motives for taking the lives of their so often unsuspecting victims vary greatly, as do the methods and venues chosen. There are frenzied attacks upon erstwhile loved ones and the cold calculation of the poisoner. Murder for money, revenge or in the defence of another. Lovers trysts and doctors of death. They are all here, revealed to us under the glare of historic fact and diligent research.

About the Author

Alan Whitworth is a well known author and editor of local history books and is the editor of the highly successful Aspects of the Yorkshire Coast volumes 1 & 2. Following a life long interest in local history. Alan has concentrated his researches and writings on Yorkshire subjects for many years. He is the author of numerous local history publications, including, A Travellers Guide to the Esk Valley Railway, published by Wharncliffe Books in 1998. Alan is married and lives in Whitby.

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Publication date

1st November 2001


Alan Whitworth

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Wharncliffe Books an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


176 pages


True crime
Local history



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