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Devon Murder & Crime, Paperback / softback Book

Devon Murder & Crime Paperback / softback


Within these pages are accounts of Robert James Lees, the Ilfracombe spiritualist who claimed to have unmasked Jack the Ripper; Charles De Ville Wells, the Plymouth-based fraudster who famously broke the bank at Monte Carlo; Herbert Rowse Armstrong, the former Newton Abbot solicitor who remains the only member of his profession to be executed for murder; Lord Frederick Cavendish, the Duke of Devonshire's son who was assassinated in Dublin; Oscar Wilde, whose downfall was initiated by an incriminating letter sent from Babbacombe; and Robert Hichens, the helmsman of the Titanic who later in life was jailed for attempted murder in Torquay.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9780752445045



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