Northamptonshire pub features in guide to historic crimes in Britain’s pubs and hotels

Bloody cases from Northamptonshire’s past feature in the nation’s first ever guide to historic crimes in Britain’s pubs and hotels.

Murder at The Inn: A History of Crime in Britain’s Pubs and Hotels, published by the History Press, reveals where to find more than 250 hostelries across the country linked to fascinating cases of murder and mayhem.

As well as featuring well known criminals like the Krays, Dick Turpin and Jack the Ripper the book also reveals the details of a case from Northamptonshire.

*How the remains of a still unidentified man were taken to the Crown Inn, Hardingstone, in 1930 after being found in a burning car. Alfred Arthur Rouse later went to the gallows for the crime.

This unique true-crime handbook also charts the relationship between crime and our national drinking institutions from a murder in a Roman tavern, through the eras of smuggling and highway robbery to modern day terror.

James Moore says: “The history of Britain’s pubs, inns and hotels has gone hand in hand with the history of crime. Now, for the first time we link pubs that can still be found today with captivating and sometimes horrifying tales from their past.”

Murder at the Inn by James Moore is published by The History Press priced £9.99.