Discover the Welsh city’s history of crime with these true stories and photos.
This book will introduce to you villains of all sorts—casual or calculating killers, murderous husbands and lovers, gangsters, robbers, poisoners, and suicides. There is no shortage of harrowing episodes in Cardiff’s past, and this fascinating book recalls many grisly events and sad or unsavory individuals whose conduct throws a harsh light on the history of the city.
Among the many shocking cases the author describes are:
The murder of a Welsh Protestant by an Irish Catholic that provoked riotingThe double life of a respectable widow poisoned with arsenicThe exploits of a “Jack the Ripper” killer in Cardiff’s back streetsThe throat-slashing revenge of the Cardiff Race Track GangThe still-mysterious wartime murder of Alice PittmanThe case of the Somalian sailor arrested for the brutal slaying of an elderly shopkeeperThe demise of Granville Jenkins, who was cut to ribbons by a macheteThe accidental—or deliberate?—electrocution of Mrs. Darling
This chronicle of Cardiff’s hidden past and the history the city would prefer to forget is compelling reading for anyone interested in the dark side of human nature.