Great and Horrible News Publication Date

Great and Horrible News to be published on March 30 2023

A New Book by Blessin Adams Unveils the Intriguing History of Death and Murder in Early Modern England

Blessin Adams, early modern scholar and former police officer, has just released a new book titled "Great and Horrible News." The publication of this thought-provoking book has sparked interest among history enthusiasts and true crime fans alike.

The book delves into the fascinating world of early modern England, where murder trials were a source of public spectacle and grisly stories of crime and death sold like hot cakes. Through a series of nine historic crimes, Blessin explores the themes of murder, criminal investigation, early forensic techniques, and high court trials, among others.

The book is based on extensive original research, piecing together stories from coroner’s inquests, court records, parish archives, letters, diaries, and the cheap street pamphlets that were produced to feed the public's insatiable appetite for true crime stories.

Blessin has a unique ability to bring history to life, and "Great and Horrible News" is no exception. The stories in the book are told in a thrilling narrative that follows a fugitive killer through the streets of London, delves into the mystery of a suspected staged suicide, and portrays the lives of real people as they confront the extraordinary crises of murder, infanticide, miscarriage, and suicide.

Despite being set in a different time, the book sheds light on issues and attitudes that are still relevant today. Many of the historical laws and attitudes concerning death and murder may seem cruel by today's standards, yet they also serve as a reminder that some things never change - such as our fascination with true crime stories and the public spectacle of murder trials.

In a recent statement, Blessin said, "I am thrilled to share this book with the world. The history of death and murder in early modern England is both fascinating and eerie, and I hope that readers will be captivated by these true stories as much as I was."

"Great and Horrible News" is available to pre-order now in bookstores and online retailers. If you're a fan of true crime, history, or just a good story, this book is a must-read. Get your copy today and discover the strange history of death and murder in early modern Britain.