Peasenhall Murder: An Edwardian Mystery

Peasenhall Murder: An Edwardian Mystery by NEIL NORMAN


Authors
NEIL NORMAN
ISBN
9781399064378
Published
Binding
Paperback
Dimensions
156 x 234mm

In May 1902, a great storm hit the small village of Peasenhall, Suffolk. The following morning, the body of Rose Harsent was found in the house where she worked. Whilst originally believed by the doctor to have been suicide, her brutal injuries, alongside evidence of an attempted fire, told a different story. When looking for a murderer, there were very few suspects, but as more details unfolded, the evidence started to point towards one William Gardiner. William was a respected figure in the community, with a loving family, a job as a foreman carpenter at the local Seed Drill Works, and several positions within the local church. However, the previous year, William had been involved in a scandal that suggested an affair between him and Rose; one that had brought an inquest into the matter and could not be forgotten in such a small village. This made him a person of interest for the police, and when a medicine bottle filled with paraffin was found near her body with the Gardiner family name on it, alongside letters from him amongst Rose's things, it comes as no surprise he was arrested for her murder. Rose was also pregnant at the time of her death; was this the motive? The Peasenhall Murder explores the crime in great detail, from the original scandal through to the aftermath of the trial. It's the perfect read for lovers of true crime and a murder mystery, and those with an interest in Edwardian England. AUTHOR: Neil R. Norman was born in 1972 in Ipswich, Suffolk, where he grew up with a fascination and passion for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes mysteries. This is where the seeds were sown for him to undertake the solving of crimes from the Victorian and Edwardian periods. With an enthusiasm for solving cases that have laid buried within police vaults for over a century, he has turned his hand to modern day sleuthing, using twenty-first century methods to investigate the interesting and now largely forgotten true crime cases in Britain's history. 15 b/w illustrations
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