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Two centuries of true crime—the murders, the scandals, and the vice—all of which stain the history of this world-famous seaside British resort city.
While renowned as a place of culture, fun, and tourism, the town of Brighton, England has a dark side—and a shockingly well-deserved reputation as a hotbed of crime.
Robbery, violence, murder, and every type of vice have flourished in this seaside town. And in this compelling book, the author records in graphic detail two centuries of this criminal history in all its morbid variety.
Using a convenient A to Z format, crimes against people and property are documented, including murders, assaults, rapes, thefts, and cases of arson. The subterranean world of vice is revealed as well including prostitution—of course—but also public immorality of all kinds such as intimidation, racketeering, blackmail, official corruption involving both politicians and the police, and the entire sordid world of drugs.
This unique guide to Brighton’s underworld will be an essential work of reference for readers who want to learn about the town’s hidden history and for those who are fascinated by the circumstances and the psychology of crime.