Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters: Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East

Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters: Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East

by Malcolm Archibald

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845027445
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Malcolm Archibald has had a variety of occupations from postman to college lecturer. He is the author of Scottish Battles; Mother Law, which was a runner up at the inaugural Dundee Book Prize; Whales for the Wizard, which won the Dundee Book Prize; and The Darkest Walk, which was a winner in the People's Book Prize.

Table of Contents

Introduction Aberdeen 1

Chapter 1 Town Sergeants 7

Chapter 2 Resurrection Men and Anatomists 19

Chapter 3 Crime at Sea 38

Chapter 4 The Early Police 45

Chapter 5 Riots in Aberdeen 63

Chapter 6 The Kitrybrewster Axe Murder 72

Chapter 7 Theft and Robbery 79

Chapter 8 Murder Most Foul 103

Chapter 9 The Consequences of Detection 132

Chapter 10 Railway Randies and Related Crime 143

Chapter 11 The Fraudsters 157

Chapter 12 Fishermen and Crime 178

Chapter 13 Prostitution 190

Chapter 14 Juvenile Crime 195

Chapter 15 Brutal Assaults 211

Chapter 16 Cruelty to Children 229

Chapter 17 A Century of Crime 234

Chapter 18 Later Police 246

Chapter 19 Hodgepodge of Crime

Appendix 267

Select Bibliography 269

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