Located in central England, the Black Country is a distinctive industrial region encompassing numerous ancient towns and villages in a unique and diverse landscape, formed by centuries of mining and iron forging. Here evolved a breed of people much accustomed to the darker tragedies of life, often witness to horrific scenes of tragedy in many an industrial catastrophe, and home to some of the most gruesome murder cases in Britain's history. Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in the Black Country. Ian M. Bott re-examines the cases, some almost forgotten by the ravages of time; and most untold or unpublished since they were first sensationalised in newspapers contemporary to their time. All manner of murder and mystery is featured here, and this book is sure to be a must-read for true crime enthusiasts everywhere.