“Who Killed Dripping Lewis?” – the book is now published

THE GREAT PONTYPOOL MYSTERY NOW IN BOOK FORM

My post “Murder Most Foul” on this blog has been read by 938 visitors which shows a considerable interest in the mystery of who killed Dripping Lewis, and why he was killed.

Monty Dart’s limited edition book “Who Killed Dripping Lewis?” is now out and on sale. The author is an archivist and researcher who works for HTV, BBC Wales and BBC radio on local subjects. She has written two other books.

William Alfred Lewis, a quiet unassuming bachelor aged 59 was found battered to death in his bed in May 1939. Scotland Yard police were sent to Pontypool, a small Welsh town in Monmouthshire, South Wales to help solve the mystery of Lewis’s murder. Nicknamed “Dripping Lewis” the victim was a wealthy local property owner, regular in his habits, everyone locally knew when he was on his rent rounds.

Was someone watching him, waiting to steal his money? Was it a robbery gone wrong or a dispute between himself and another man? Or was it, as rumour has persisted to this day, a female rival for his affections? This book draws exclusively from the Scotland Yard files and newspaper reports of the time

The well researched book is a 314 page paperback, with illustrations, published by Book Midden Publishing, 58 Sutton Road, Newport, NP19 7JF. They may be contacted on: bookmidden@yahoo.co.uk

The book costs £10 plus postage but check with Book Midden for latest special offers on this and other books at:   williecross@aol.com

It is also on sale at Pontypool Museum.

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