The author of The A-Z of London Murders delves into the long and storied past of South Yorkshire to reveal infamous crimes and killings.
Geoffrey Howse explores the darker and sinister side of South Yorkshire’s history in this diverse collection of true crime tales—from Victorian to modern times.
Read about a shooting and “mob rule” in Doncaster; sensational murders in Darfield, Mexborough, and Attercliffe; trade outrages in Sheffield and Rotherham; highway robbery at Wentworth; embezzlement in Barnsley; and arson at Thorne.
Unusual cases include a Doncaster elopement and robbery, burglaries by girls in Rotherham, the shocking killing of a police constable at Swinton, and “coal” riots and lawlessness in Wath-upon-Dearne and Hoyland. A dramatic event in Thurnscoe, a Wombwell stabbing, and a variety of long forgotten tragedies and crimes are also explored in some detail.