Murder in Edwardian Merseyside


A great piece of local history and a terrific insight into the issues of the period, including hanging, infanticide, religion, drunkenness and unemployment.


Liverpool at the end of the Victorian era was still a place of poverty, slum housing and hardship. Forced to endure appalling living conditions, many turned to drink and violence, the one often born out of the other. This fascinating book explores life in Edwardian Liverpool.

The 43 murders recounted in this fascinating book range from the downright evil to the heartbreakingly sad, and the ways in which they were dealt with by the police and courts of the time are both interesting and revealing.

  • Author: David Parry
  • Binding: paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-874181-27-9
  • Pages: 128
  • Illustrations: Line drawings and photographs
  • Date of Publication: 2005
  • Dimensions: 234 × 156 mm

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