Steve Fielding

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Saturday 6th July 2024

All stock of Volume Two 1900-1929 of The Hangman's Record has now sold out.  Reprinting is underway and the book will hopefully will be back in stock  in the middle of August.

Anyone wishing to order a set at this time will be sent Volumes 1 & 3 on receipt of payment and Volume 2 sent when in stock.

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Monday 29th April 2024

No video premiere tonight, hopefully back on Thursday/

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Monday 11th March 2024

After a busy weekend up and down the country, including doing some filming at Glasgow's Barlinnie Gaol and a Glam45 show in Shrewsbury next door to the prison, there will be no live premiere of Tales from The Hangman's Record on Monday 11th March.  Hopefully I will get time this week to finish Episode 50 for launching next Monday.

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Thursday 22nd February 2024

Pleased to announce that the Mostly Murder Podcast Channel is up and running. 

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Wednesday7th February 2024

Coming soon is my second YouTube channel Crime Casebook.  This will feature cases old and new not just from the UK but also from around the world.  First episodes should be launched before Easter.

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Monday 5th February 2024

7pm GMT sees the premiere of Tales from The Hangman's Record Episode 45.

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Sunday 14th January 2024

Well after being laid low with some type of covid virus for most of December I've fallen behind updating my website.  Hopefully things are pretty much back to normal.  

Episode 42 of Tales from The Hangman’s Record features the case of Walter Graham Rowland hanged in February 1947 for the murder of woman found on a Manchester bombsite.  But was he guilty as charged?


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Saturday 25th November 2023

Work almost completed on Episode 38 of Tales from The Hangman's Record.  Should premiere tomorrow if I can fix the edit in time :) 




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Friday 27th October 2023

Newgate Books will be the new imprint for all my future books and reprints.




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Thursday 25th October 2023

At 10.30am this coming Tuesday (31st October 2023) I'll be giving a talk to a local history society in Blackpool.  Looking forward to that.




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Monday 23rd  October 2023

Volume Two of Tales from The Hangman's Record is now available to buy as a Kindle download or paperback book.




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Sunday 6th August 2023

Latest video was premiered at 5pm tonight.  Thanks to all who tuned it to watch it live with me.  Next one same time next Sunday




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Sunday 5th February 2023

I finally launched the new podcast channel Tales from The Hangman's Record last week, recalling a couple of the cases previously covered in the video series.  Moving forward the plan is to upload one video every 7/10 days on the You Tube channel along with at least one new podcast per week.  It is available on all the usual outlets such as Spotify, Apple etc.

Look out for the latest YouTube video recalling a murder from Manchester in the late spring of 1962.

I'm still deciding on the next video and have narrowed it down to three.... 

Work is also underway on a new TV screenplay, more details will be released as the project develops. 

And finally, after a few weeks off the road my band Glam45 are back on stage next Saturday at the Assembly Halls in Melbourne, Derbyshire.  The show sold out months ago but if you're still after tickets contact the venue direct as there may be some returns.





Born in Bolton, Lancashire, Steve Fielding is a former apprentice engineer turned crime writer and professional musician.

As a writer he has contributed to many crime publications including True Detective, The Criminologist, True Crime and Master Detective.  His first major work was The Hangman's Record a three-volume trilogy detailing the history of capital punishment in the UK between 1868-1964.  The local best selling Murderous Bolton was released in 1994 and reprinted in 2009.  A follow up title, More Murderous Bolton was published a year later.  He is the author of four successful books in the Countryside Murder Casebook series: Lancashire Murder Casebook, North Wales Murder Casebook, Cheshire Murder Casebook and Yorkshire Murder Casebook.

After graduating with a degree in Creative Writing in 1998 he worked for several years at Granada Studios in Manchester before training to become a teacher.  Steve featured in the 2004 Discovery Channel series The Executioners - also available on DVD - working as script consultant.  In the autumn of 2005 another title for Countryside Books: Lancashire Tales of Mystery and Murder was published, and in February 2006 Pierrepoint: A Family of Executioners, the long awaited biography of that unique family was released.  That year he also contributed to the Crime & Investigation channel documentary Executioner: Pierrepoint, broadcast in November 2006.

In April 2007 Hanged at Durham, the first in a series of books he created for Sutton Publishing, was released, soon followed by a new book for John Blake: The Executioner's Bible, detailing the role of the hangman throughout the 20th Century. Hanged at Pentonville (The History Press) was published in February 2008, and Hanged at Liverpool (The History Press) followed in June along with the paperback version of Pierrepoint: A Family of Executioners (John Blake Publishing). Hanged at Manchester (The History Press) was published in October 2008 and Hanged at Leeds (The History Press) hit the shops in July 2009, Hanged at Birmingham was published in December 2009 and Hanged at Winchester in the following year. 

His latest crime themed projects include The Hangman’s Record YouTube and Podcast channel. Later this year will the launch of Mostly Murder and Crime Casebook YouTube podcast and books

As a musician he has toured the USA and Europe many times, notably as the bass guitarist with 1970's glam rock legend John Rossall's Glitterband and punk rock groups The Boys and The Stiffs.  After several spells in the early 1990s touring Great Britain with an Elvis Presley stage show, he formed The Lost Boys, playing over five hundred gigs, between 1992 - 2009. He is a founder member of Manchester based glam rock band Glam45, a popular attraction on the 70s circuits and also plays bass with a number of the country’s best Elvis tribute shows.

Most recently he has been recording and touring with Last Great Dreamer's front man Marc Valentine.

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