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Swansea Murders was published in 2013 by the History Press and has been an extremely popular title. The book examines 25 different murders or manslaughters within Swansea, the earliest described happened in 1730 and you may not be surprised to learn that it involved an argument between men in a pub. Stupidity, of course, is timeless.
The book ends with the disturbing story of the still-unsolved murder of Muriel Drinkwater in June 1946. It isn’t the only mysterious death. Perhaps the most perplexing of all remains the murder of Kate Jackson in Mumbles in 1929, the inevitable culmination of a marriage between a congenital liar and a fantasist. It is a remarkable and gripping tale.
The book is 126 pages and is fully illustrated.
There are 25 cases in the book. Some you may have heard of – others will be new to you. All are set in Swansea of course, though we do travel to Felindre for the story of the remarkable Murder Stone, which parallels the one in Cadoxton (pictured below)
If you would like to read a sample chapter from the book, you can find the terrible story of Guistina Macari on the blog. She was three years old when she was horribly murdered in 1941 and we should never forget her.
Click on this link
There are two sections from the book that I have turned into Flip Books These are complete stories that you can read, absolutely for free. You will find a list of available Flip Books ( I add to it quite frequently) in the menu at the top of the page and then scroll down until something takes your interest! Here are direct links to the two section from the book
The first is the link to the tragic story of Martha Nash from 1885
And the second is the Case of Henry Pelican from 1899
Here is a link to a brief YouTube presentation about the book
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