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Horrors of the Dead House

John F. Wake investigates the seedier side of Victorian life in Cardiff. As a former police officer, he approaches his research as investigations, and questions the motives and sentencing of the time. An absorbing, informative, and entertaining read.

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(9 customer reviews)

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John F. Wake investigates the seedier side of Victorian life in Cardiff. As a former police officer, he approaches his research as investigations, and questions the motives and sentencing of the time. An absorbing, informative, and entertaining read.

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156

Imprint

Wordcatcher Publishing

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HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Victorian Era (1837-1901)

PubDate

20190731

Series

Wordcatcher History

9 reviews for Horrors of the Dead House

  1. G. Spencer

    This is of historic interest and is educational.

  2. Lynette Marshall

    Read the whole book while I was away recently in Greece. So interesting. Just ordered the previous book “those mean streets” only one left when I ordered it from Amazon.

  3. Ieaun Davies- Ceredigion

    Excellent read. Could not put it down.

  4. Brian Lee, South Wales Echo

    Dark side of Cardiff’s history revealed in chilling new book

  5. Stuart Mahoney – Cardiff

    A very interesting book. Thoroughly recommended.

  6. Chris Colier-Roberts

    Well worth it. A fascinating read. I shall walk around Cardiff with a different view now.

  7. John Blackburn

    Having spent the last 7 days at the UHW confined to a bed due to blood clots on both lungs I had the opportunity of reading Horrors of the Dead House. What a wonderful book filled with fantastic stories of Victorian policing in Cardiff. I have been discharged today and feeling fine. Who would have thought purchasing your book would lead to that. Thank you John for providing a bright light on these last worrying 7 days. The three other patients in my ward also enjoyed the stories.

  8. Andrew Smith via Amazon

    A well written account of local Cardiff history.
    In depth research accompanied by a readable style.

  9. Amazon customer via Amazon

    Superb book, found it very difficult to put down. Amazing to see how Cardiff has developed from a Borough into a large City.

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Preface
The Town Centre World Of The Rich
Cardiff’s Rise To Fame… And Rise In Crime
Policing The Population Increase
Policing The Streets
Policing Bute Street Through The Years
Beat Duties
Police Vans
Heroes Or Villains? The Police On Trial
Charting The Growth Of Cardiff
Horrors Of The Dead House
Wife-Beating
The Question Never Asked
Children In Society
The Scourge Of Alcohol
Sunday Drinking On The South Side
Religion In The Backstreets
Sanitation
Dungeon’s Disease
The Bull Ring
Bicycles
Darkest Cardiff Mary Ann Street – 1840-90s
When Severn’s Sweeping Flood Had Overthrown – 1842
Trouble At The House Of Blazes
Noah’s Ark Murder! – 1850
Timothy Harrington’s Mysterious Dying Declaration – 1853
Consulates In Cardiff
Disturbing Death In Windsor Place – 1860
Bute Street’s Lost Police Station – C.1860-90
Knife Crime And ‘Foreigners’ – 1860s
Another Senseless Baby Death – 1860
A Day In The Town Magistrates’ Court – 1861 & 1905
Corpse In Dead House For Three Weeks – 1861
Dinah Pearson: Murderer? – 1864
A Murdered Man’s Dying Declaration – 1869
Mysterious Drowning Of Sgt. Howard – 1869
A Tale Of Love And Death – C.1870
Walking A Hard Beat – 1870
Visiting A Mary Ann Street House – 1870-90s
Monster Mogford: Baby Murderer? – 1881
Cardiff’s First Police Dog – 1885-93
Tommy Irons: The Friendless Man – 1888
Backstreet Pubs – 1888
Election Riot – 1888
Street Of Shame: Flagon Alley – 1888-1909
Front-Line Officers’ Problems -1891
The Problem Of Fire – 1891
Women Are Second-Class Citizens: Trollop Lane – 1893
Woman On Fire – 1895
Inspector Ben Davies Of The Bute Street Nick – 1895-1909
Sudden Death In Love Lane – 1895
The Ellen O’Brian Horror – 1903
Brutal Wife-Beating Leads To Murder – 1903
Kathleen’s Story A Fictional Account By Cheryl O’Brien
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