By (author) W. H. Johnson
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Sussex Murders by W. H. Johnson
Book DescriptionContained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most notorious murders in Sussex's history. Based upon contemporary documents and illustrations, Johnnie Johnson re-examines some of the crimes that shocked not only the county but Britain as a whole. Among the gruesome cases featured here are the mystery man who shot his wife and three children in a house in Eastbourne, the Chief Constable who was bludgeoned to death in his own police station; the fearsome gang of smugglers who tortured and buried one of their two victims alive and threw the second to his death down a well; and the waiter who danced away the days while his lady friend's body lay mouldering in a trunk in his lodgings. All manner of murder and mystery is featured here, and this book is sure to be a must-read for true crime enthusiasts everywhere.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750941273
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author W. H. Johnson
Grim Almanac of Sussex, Paperback (November 2011)
Chronicles the darker side of life in the Sussex county. This title digs deep into Sussex's past, presenting the reader with centuries of criminality and vice, of wretched living conditions and blind fate which so often leads to appalling consequences.
Grim Almanac of Kent, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by W. H. Johnson
Discovers a sinister, macrabre or horrifying occurrance for every day of the year, and presents readers with 365 graphic, spine-tingling and dramatic events. This title takes us into prisons and workhouses, into the clums of Maidstone and the cold cottages of the rural poor, and even onto the scaffold.
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Author Biography - W. H. Johnson
W.H. Johnson, a former headmaster and schools inspector, has written many articles and books on local history, crime and criminals including Sussex Villains (Countryside, 2003) and Sussex Tales of Mystery and Murder (Countryside 2002). He is an experienced searcher-after-the-truth behind criminal cases from across Sussex.
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