John Godwin & Antony J. Richards with and introduction by Colin Dexter

The Murder of Christina Collins

The story behind the ‘Bloody Steps’ murder of 1839 on the Trent & Mersey Canal that inspired the award winning Inspector Morse novel The Wench is Dead.

Here for the first time complete with extensive gazetteer and map is the true story of the murder of Christina Collins on the Trent & Mersey Canal at Rugeley in 1839, the story that inspired the creator of Inspector Morse, Colin Dexter, to write his award winning novel, The Wench is Dead.

This much expanded edition is fully illustrated with an introduction by Colin Dexter.

This guide is a must for all those with an interest in canals, history, murder and Inspector Morse as well as those who just want to explore some of the most beautiful locations in the England.


John Godwin & Antony J. Richards


2011 (2nd Edition)







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