THE Grove Bookshop in Ilkley has taken delivery of a new book, The Dark Side of the Dales by Mark Bridgeman.

Published by Watermill Books in conjunction with Grove Bookshop the book is a compilation of 20 true crime stories from newspaper archives, including events in Ilkley, Otley and Wharfedale from 1835 to the 1980s.

The stories of murder, mystery and myth include: murders in Ilkley and Otley; a body in a trunk mystery in Wharfedale; fraudulent marriage offers and jewel robberies in Harrogate.

Mystery and intrigue, local stories often half-remembered, the book has something for everyone.

The Grove Bookshop is holding a Zoom event with the author on Thursday, May 27th at 7pm.

Anyone wishing to attend should email to reserve a place. Anyone booking for the event will receive a booklet containing a free bonus chapter.

Dark Side of the Dales by Mark Bridgeman is available (£9.99, post £4) now from Grove Bookshop in Ilkley (01943 609335) and good bookshops.