Category Archives: death hunters

Chapter 9 Locked Up Part 1 (First Draft)


William Saville was incarcerated in a cell deep below County Hall. It was carved out of the sandstone on which the Hall was built. His cell was roughly six feet wide and four feet across . All the walls had … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 Relic Hunters (first draft) Part 2 of 2


Chapter 3 Continued…..  The Mayor then cautioned the prisoner in a manner which was so grave and serious a charge warranted that what he might say would be taken down and perhaps produced against him and told him he was … Continue reading

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Signs of Evil…another weird dream!


Hello again readers. Today I should have been attending a writing course. Sadly  the course had to be cancelled. The English lady running the course was unable to attend as she could not arrange house-sitters in time. I will tell … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing Blog Chain


I was hugely surprised but very grateful to Emma McCoy for nominating me for the Next Big Thing Blog Event. Emma has been following my blog from the outset. In turn I have been following her work and progress with interest, not … Continue reading

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Sally Arsenic


Hello again readers. I recently posted a blog about ballad sellers and death hunters, who made their living by selling printed accounts of the life, crimes, trial and execution of murderers . I promised a follow-up blog. Here it is! … Continue reading

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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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