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Murder Will Out! Death of the Landlord (1730)

We're still in the researching and exploration writing stage of the historical fiction slasher REDSTONE, or, the 'Bloody Beach' Murders, by Two Persons Intimately Acquainted With The Case, and I'm still finding lots of snippets that I don't know if we can use or not. Little details like the poor missing lad who was found… Continue reading Murder Will Out! Death of the Landlord (1730)

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Panic! At the Farmhouse (1752)

In looking for events from the 18thC to play with in our co-written HistFic Slasher, REDSTONE, I came across this longer report of a break-in near Chester and thought this would be a good story to share on here. I chose this one because:(1) it's wild - how did anyone survive the 18thC, good grief(2)… Continue reading Panic! At the Farmhouse (1752)

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The Mayfair “Ghost” (1770)

This one is pretty funny, no cannibals or gore here, and I did a tweet thread about it earlier this month. I discovered this story in the London Post, Aug. 1770. I came across it while looking up other stories for the co-written 18thC Slasher WIP (working title: REDSTONE) research. Full Transcript: The following story… Continue reading The Mayfair “Ghost” (1770)