Unraveling the Shadows with True Crime Historian Adam Wood

Unmasking Coventry’s Dark Secrets is local true crime aficionado Adam Wood. He wears many hats – author, live streamer, and publisher. His Friday 13th Tour in Coventry, set against the backdrop of a wet autumnal night, offers a chilling exploration of Victorian Coventry’s sordid history.

In the heart of October, Adam Wood, resembling a detective from a bygone era, leads our intimate group through the seedy underbelly of pre-war murders. From poisonings to hangings, the tour delves into the macabre spectrum of the city’s past, even revealing the skull of a murderer archived in Herbert’s collection.

The tour, not a ghost walk, captivates with its atmosphere and storytelling. Despite the dreary weather, the experience, narrated by the engaging Adam Wood, is enthralling. The Friday 13th Tour is a must for those seeking an immersive journey into unmasking Coventry’s dark secrets.

“The Watchmakers Revenge” tour, centred around Chapelfields and Spon End, promises another thrilling exploration. Adam’s ability to make history come alive is commendable, making each tour a captivating experience.”

Wood, a former London graphic designer, traces his fascination with crime to his east-end upbringing and childhood tales of Jack the Ripper. His extensive portfolio includes a biography of detective Donald Sutherland Swanson, known for investigating the Ripper case.

This year, Adam’s projects abound, from the publication of “The Elephants of Coventry” to the creation of the bi-monthly magazine, “Crime Through Time.” Join him on Sundays for a live stream discussing crimes nationwide.

Final Thoughts on Unmasking Coventry’s Dark Secrets

As a resident of a Watchmaker’s house, I eagerly anticipate the next chapter in Adam Wood’s exploration of crime history. Join the journey into Coventry’s chilling past, and let history’s shadows unfold.

Discover More

Explore Coventry’s dark secrets with Adam Wood’s tours and publications. For more true crime tales, delve into “Crime Through Time” or join the Sunday livestream. Stay updated on upcoming tours and events through Adam’s website and follow on social media.

All photos were taken by Emily Tyler unless otherwise stated. ©2023 Coventry Life.


  • Emily Tyler

    Having studied at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance for my BA (Hons) in Stage Management, I worked within the theatres in London until I moved to Coventry in 2010 and found that I needed other creative outlets. Using Photography I explored my new city and discovered a love of architecture, which led me to start playing with editing software on my iPad, and the use of the Apple Pencil meant that I started creating digital artwork. I joined a local blogging group, to meet new people and rediscover my love of writing which had been lost over the years. I enjoyed reviewing local restaurants, bars, as well as one-off events like coffee festivals and music.

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