An unusual guided walk around King’s Lynn has inspired a chilling new book.

Edith Reeves, 79, has used her extensive knowledge of the town to write The Dark Side of King’s Lynn.

“This is not about ghosts. It’s about things that actually happened here,” said Ms Reeves, a member of the King’s Lynn Town Guides.

The book takes a detailed look at the town’s gruesome history with tales of murder, treason, hangings and witchcraft.

Ms Reeves says in the front of her book that the purpose of it is to “encourage its readers to research some of the people and events mentioned within, to pique their interest in the fascinating history of our town.”

The Dark Side of King’s Lynn is Ms Reeves’s first book and she was helped in its creation by two of her four children.

Son Jonathan, 49, took the photographs while eldest son Andrew, 56, edited the book and had it printed.

“I’m currently looking at making the book available in shops to buy.

“At the moment I’m selling it myself for £5,” she said.

Alongside the book, Ms Reeves, a grandmother of eight,  gives a popular guided walk entitled The Darker Side of Lynn.

The walk explores the town’s grisly past, starting at St Nicholas’ Chapel and finishing at the town hall. The next walks will be on Tuesday, September 6 and October 4.

More information can be found by searching the events section on

Call Ms Reeves on 01553 760184 to buy a copy.