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Strange Tales From Strangeways

2.75  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Published (first published January 26th 1995)
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Hayley Little
Sep 30, 2016 Hayley Little rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime
A collection of murder cases from around Manchester each of which ends in the accused being executed at Strangeways Prison. Most of these stories are not as strange as the title of this book suggests, although they were still interesting and where not cases that I had heard of before.

The ‘stories’ are well enough written but are rather short and it kind of reads like a series of Wikipedia articles. At the end of some of them the author writes a paragraph where she suggests that the accused could
Aug 02, 2014 Trevor rated it really liked it
Really liked this one.

If there's one criticism it's the title, "Strange tales...." - some of the cases are just straight forward murder cases (not that it makes the book any less interesting).

There's a case in the town where I live at present, in fact it happened a couple of streets away so that is rather interesting in itself, although the case is rather sad.

Bought this book at a book fair and the seller pointed out a rather chilling bit of writing at the top of one of the chapters (James Smith
Donna Rodgers
Oct 16, 2008 Donna Rodgers rated it liked it
Not was I thought it might be - well enough written, but a bit repetative and dull at time. I suppose this is better than making things up to enhance the content!!
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