Arrowood 2 – The Murder Pit

Some reviews:

Here’s the cover, at least for the UK version. It’s now out in the UK/Ireland and N. America. The Dutch and Polish translations are out now, with other translations coming soon: French (May 9); German (June, 2019); Spanish Americas (Jan, 2020); Spanish (June, 2020). Dates for Brazil, Italy and Nordic languages are not confirmed yet.

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This bloke isn’t Arrowood, but he does feature in the The Murder Pit. I’ve taken lots of pictures during my research for the book, and am sharing a few here. First, some ledgers housed at the London Metropolitan Archives:

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This turned out to be crucial – the Admissions and Discharges book

Here’s a few pictures of Catford. In 1896 tramlines were being built leading to Lewisham and Greenwich. They’re gone now.

A clock I’ve put on the Barclay’s mantel in Lambeth (with photographer)!

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Actually, it’s in Preston Park Manor, Brighton
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This is where Mrs Gillie lives. She’s quite important.

Very useful books:

A hell of a cooker:

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St George’s Southwark:

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This song makes an appearance in the story:

List of executions in England and Wales from http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/1868.html:

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Front plate of H. Tuke’s Dictionary of Psychological Medicine (1892)

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More to follow …..