Publisher description for Ghostly tales & sinister stories of old Edinburgh / Alan J. Wilson, Des Brogan, Frank McGrail.

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Over a hundred gripping tales of murder and mystery, ghosts and ghouls, body-snatching and witch-burning reveal the darker side of genteel Edinburgh's history. Ghostly Tales & Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh is a highly readable collection, fully illustrated throughout and compiled by the three historians who operate Mercat Tours. Since 1984 over 25,000 visitors have enjoyed their nightly rounds of the closes and wynds of Edinburgh's Old Town. Now you can read of the macabre exploits of Edinburgh's infamous villains—Deacon Brodie, Burke & Hare, Major Weir, Agnes Fynnie and a host of others—which bring this ancient city intriguingly to life.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- History -- Miscellanea.
Ghosts -- Scotland -- Edinburgh.
Tales -- Scotland -- Edinburgh.