'Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in York' reveals that behind York's gentile facade hides a dark past. Once England's second city, it is built on a thousand years of bloodshed, from war to noble rebellion, death has tracked the city's footsteps. The foul deeds and suspicious deaths that are included in these pages, start with the details of the early history of punishment in York and close with the city's only unsolved murder. From 1800-1946 covers the period that saw York slide from Georgian splendor to an overpopulated, seething walled slum, before re-emerging after World War Two. 'Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in York' tells the story of some of the city's darkest moments: from Hanging Bishops to Sweet Toothed Poisoners; Insane Arsonists to Murder of the most foul kind. Take a journey into the darker and unknown side of your area as you read 'Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in York'.
Keith Henson was born in Doncaster. He was educated to High School level then moved on to be a Session Musician. From this career he became an Outward Bound Instructor, and now his present day occupation is photographer and antique preservation archivist. Keith has had several short stories published, but this is his first publication with Wharncliffe Books.