More Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Wakefield

How the body of a Wakefield murder victim was exhibited for a fee in 1853, the odd story of a Normanton miner attacked by a prosperous Crofton gentleman in 1875, the tragic death of a 21-year old woman on what should have been her wedding day in 1909, and the case of the Sandal dental lecturer who killed his adopted daughter in 1986 are among the many foul deeds recounted in More Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Wakefield. In a companion volume to Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Wakefield (2001) Kate Taylor has assembled more than fifty further accounts of horrific deaths in or near Wakefield. Some killings reflect the tensions and resentment of domestic life but there are mysteries too like the case of a man found dead in 1860 in a shallow beck with no marks of violence on him. In an incident in Horbury involving the death of a baby in 1849 it was the assistant constable pursuing the inquiries who died. The book shows something of the cultural context that can promote murder - the dangers for a women who sought a seperation order from her husband. Take a journey into the darker and unknown side of your area as you read More Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Wakefield. Key Selling Points * This second volume has been produced due to the success of Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Wakefield. * This new established series, by Wharncliffe Books, has been very successful in other towns and cities. * Readers always have a thirst for grisly tales of past misdemeanours in their local area. Author Kate Taylor was born in Wakefield. Educated at Wakefield Girl's High School and St Anne's College, Oxford. Much of Kate's career has been in teacher training. Beginning as a qualified graduate assistant teacher at West Park C S School, Leeds. Then lecturer, and senior lecturer, at the City of Leeds Training College. Principal lecturer at Wentworth Castle College of Education. Finally vice-principal (community) Barnsley Sixth Form College. Also served for thirty years as an associate lecturer with the Open University. Kate has had previous publications with Wharncliffe Books, including editing Aspects of Wakefield 1, 2, and 3, and as author of Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Wakefield.