Pen & Sword Books
Books published by Pen & Sword Books
A short review of the letters appealing for clemency that were sent to the Home Secretary during the 1820s and 1830s.
Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Kim Fleet
The true story of 19th century thief, con artist and poisoner Mary Bateman, known as the Yorkshire Witch.
Reviewed on 22 July 2017 by Kim Fleet
A history of the insanity plea and how ‘mad doctors’, judges and the public reacted to claims some criminals weren’t bad, just mad.
Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Kim Fleet
DI David Woodland’s 19 years service covers the growing pressure on the capital’s police, its major scandals, and the current problems faced by a depleted, demoralised force hamstrung by gutless bosses and the effects of PC and ‘human rights’ on the preservation of law and order.
Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by John Cleal
A methodical account of the life of Mary Ann Cotton, the woman often labelled as Britain’s first female serial killer, which casts new light on that claim.
Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Chris Smart