Crimes from the 1700s to the 1930s – Cambridgeshire Murders
(The History Press, 2005)
Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most notorious murders in Cambridgeshire’s history. The cases covered here record the county’s most fascinating but least-known crimes, as well as famous murders that gripped not just Cambridgeshire but the whole nation. From the mysterious barn fire at Burwell that killed over seventy people to the unsolved murder of Cambridge shopkeeper Alice Lawn, and from poisoning in St Neots to the murder of a fifteen-year-old drummer boy whose ghost haunted the killer and drove him to confess, this is a collection of the county’s most dramatic and interesting criminal cases.
Alison Bruce has gone back to original records and documents to uncover the truth about these extraordinary crimes. Using contemporary illustrations and tracing the stories through the words of those who were actually there, she re-creates the drama of case and courtroom. Cambridgeshire Murders is a unique re-examination of the darker side of the county’s past.
- ISBN-10: 0750939141
- ISBN-13: 978-0750939140
Available as a paperback and eBook.