Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Blackburn and Hyndburn examines 10 detailed murder cases that encompass the late Victorian period up until 1927. They are equally as gruesome and instructive as the better known cases that inhabit the pages of any number of true crime anthologies. All these tales of murder, suspicious deaths and foul deeds form part of the local history. Some of the cases were recorded nationally, whilst others have remained uncovered until now. The appalling social conditions that prevailed during the period of these crimes inevitably coloured the stories of the men, women and children who played their part in them. Take a journey into the darker side of your area and let your spine tingle, as you read Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Blackburn and Hyndburn.
Stephen Greenhalgh was born in Oldham. He originally worked in the field of science, but then he became an inspector for the RSPCA. During his 28 years as an RSPCA inspector he has had experience of cruelty offences and the investigations involved, making the preparations for case files which enabled Stephen to know the workings of the courts and legal system. This experience has been valuable when researching the foul deeds and suspicious deaths. Stephen has had previously published articles on case studies in the local newspapers.