Monthly Archives: September 2012

Death Hunters, Ballad Sellers and Execution Broadsides….


Hello again Readers. Still busily researching my historical crime novel. Its amazing how research can easily take you away into a wonderful journey back into very very different times. Just recently I stumbled upon some amazing information about people who were variously called … Continue reading

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The Pie-Seller who took 450 lives!


Hello again readers. I am still on the research trail for my first novel and have discovered the most infamous pie vendor of all time!  ( No its not Sweeney Todd!) This is another one of my research files and the … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Criminal Hangmen!


The Curious Case of the Criminal Hangmen!. via The Curious Case of the Criminal Hangmen!.

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The Curious Case of the Criminal Hangmen!


Still researching some background detail for my story, I am on the trail of an executioner. There is an execution scene to write about and I have to do it justice ( oh dear another pun!). I always wondered why … Continue reading

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