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delving into the dark side of life

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Review: Convicts in the Colonies

Regular readers of this blog will already know of Lucy Williams’ work – she has been kind enough to write guest... • posted 6 days ago

Why John Power didn’t hang

The City of Waterford today ( © Nell Darby) John Power was a respectable and respected man in his home community... • posted 12 days ago

Review: The 19th Century Underworld

Pen & Sword is putting an increased emphasis on the history of crime at the moment, which in my mind is obviously a good... • posted 17 days ago

Murder at a New Year’s Eve party

As with so many of the cases I research that involve a male perpetrator, this story involves domestic violence – in... • posted 20 days ago