Halifax Murders

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Discover the darker side of Halifax with this chilling collection of true-life murders from the town’s past. Featuring all factions of the criminal underworld, this macabre selection of tales includes the case of a husband who boasted that he had played ‘Jack the Ripper’ after slitting his wife’s throat, a mother who murdered her two children, and a man who was bludgeoned to death in a newspaper office. Drawing on a wide variety of historical sources and containing many cases which have never before been published, Halifax Murders will fascinate everyone interested in true crime and the history of this South Yorkshire town.


Margaret Drinkall is a full-time writer and researcher in the field of true crime. Her previously published works include The Leeds Book of Days, Murder & Crime Sheffield, Murder & Crime Rotherham, and Yorkshire Villains. She lives in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.