Books by Mark Bridgeman
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The Grassington Murder
On the 1st April 1766, the quiet Yorkshire Dales market town of Grassington was rocked by the disappearance of its popular local doctor, Dr Richard Petty. When the doctor's body was finally discovered, the fearsome Tom Lee, already a notorious highwayman, was arrested. The townsfolk of Grassington were convinced of Lee's guilt, but could they prove their case in court - before Lee could kill once again?
Best selling writer, Mark Bridgeman, (author of The Dark Side of the Dales), presents his meticulously researched story of Tom Lee - the man who thought he could escape the gallows.
The Grassington Murder also includes Joseph Robertshaw's original version of the story, 'Tom Lee: A Wharfedale Tragedy' (painstakingly transcribed and edited from the original publication by Mark), and in print here for first time in more than a century.
Thanks to some newly unearthed evidence, Mark also questions the truth of the accepted legend surrounding Tom Lee and asks: How many other murders did he commit?
The Nearly Man
The Nearly Man is the true, yet almost unbelievable, story of one man's incredible life, beginning in rural Scotland in the reign of Queen Victoria, and ending on the west coast of Canada in the 1970s. In one of the 20th century's great untold stories we travel with Francis Metcalfe on an amazing journey from the great estates of Scotland to the battlefields of Flanders, and the trenches of the Somme. His associations with the soon-to-be famous and his brushes with death were followed by his heroics in the ice fields of Arctic Russia, wasted years in post-war London, and a narrow escape from being murdered by Sinn Fein in Ireland. After a spell in prison for fraud, Metcalfe became a fugitive from Scottish Law as he engineered a daring escape to France, while the attention of the police was diverted. After hiding in Paris during the 1920s, among the 'Lost Generation' of writers, Metcalfe was arrested at gunpoint and thrown in France's most notorious jail. In his own words, Metcalfe tells the astounding story of his flight from justice, his subsequent trial, imprisonment, followed by release, his second escape from the police, his capture and his decision to start a new life in Canada. . . . only to become embroiled in Communist riots, the hardship of the depression, the infamous 'Ottawa Trek', and the impending war. The Nearly Man tells the story of one man's adventures through some of the last century's lesser- known conflicts, and his encounters with the famous thinkers, writers and soldiers of his time. But it also shows how his exploits impacted the people around him. Francis Metcalfe almost became one of Britain's notable war heroes, poets, writers, adventurers, businessmen and criminals. If Metcalfe had succeeded, he would doubtless be immortalised in history. Instead, his incredible adventures through some of history's forgotten events had become lost in time, until his story was painstakingly unearthed for this book.
ERASED: Missing Persons Mysteries from Around the World
Erased is a unique completely immersive paperback - perhaps the first genuine 'eback' of its kind in the world! Erased contains a number of special digital features only available to you, the reader. Through a series of special codes, hidden inside the pages of Erased, you can unlock free and exclusive bonus material, including a special competition giving you the chance to win an exclusive bundle of extra goodies, a free extra story (not available anywhere else), additional information and insights on every chapter, updates on stories, uncovering more about the worldwide search for missing people, and learning how you could help in future investigations. The 'eback' 'emmersive paperback' and 'extended paperback' names and logos are the copyright of the author.
Every year, millions of people go missing around the world. Over 500,000 in the US and more than 170,000 in the UK alone. Roughly one a minute. Many cases are resolved, some over an agonising period of time. Others, never.
Erased deals with seven of the most mysterious, unfathomable, enigmatic, and little known cases in history. From the streets of London to the jungles of South America, journey with true crime writer Mark Bridgeman (author of the best selling ‘Perthshire’s Pound of Flesh’ and ‘The Nearly Man’) into a world of unanswered questions, unseen perils, and unspoken family secrets.
What really became of the missing millionaire, the Hollywood actress, the missing hiker, or the real Indiana Jones? Is the answer out there somewhere, or are they Erased forever?
The River Runs Red
Riots in Dunkeld, bodies in the River Tay, embezzlement at Castle Menzies, arson at the Woollen Mill… Nineteen true stories of Murder, Mystery and Deception in Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Dunkeld and Pitlochry, from the late 1700s right up to 1951.