Damn His Blood: Being a True and Detailed History of the Most Barbarous and Inhumane Murder at Oddingley and the Quick and Awful Retribution (Paperback)Peter Moore (author)
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The brutal murder of the Reverend George Parker in the rural village of Oddingley on Midsummer's Day in 1806 - shot and beaten to death, his body set on fire and left smouldering in his own glebe field - gripped everyone from the Home Secretary in London to newspapermen across the country. It was a strange and stubborn case. The investigation lasted twenty-four years and involved inquests, judges and coroners, each more determined than the last to solve Oddingley's most gruesome crime - or crimes, as it turned out.
With a cast of characters straight out of Hardy, Damn His Blood is a nail-biting true story of brutality, greed and ruthlessness which brings an elusive society vividly back to life.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
Squire Haggard meets Midsomer Murders * Waterstones.com *
A nail-biter * Daily Mail *
A terrific read. First class research, beautifully written, a true thriller about an extraordinary story -- Edwina Currie
The clever thing is how deftly Peter Moore tells his story. At the time, the murders were a sensation so there are plenty of historical documents, but he has arranged the details in a way that shows a very canny eye for story-telling -- Nicholas Lezard * Guardian *
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