From grisly murders to unusual funerals, Dreadful Fates provides a gruesome journey through history to present-day instances of figures who have had the misfortune of a dreadful or unusual end. Readers can find out about everything from Aeschylus, the ancient Greek who died when a tortoise fell on his head, and the man who tripped over his own beard, to a countless number who met their end through laughing too much!
Tracey Turner is a best-selling non-fiction author. She has written Whitaker's World of Weird for A&C Black and her 101 Things You Need to Know (Bloomsbury) was selected by the British Education Secretary as a top book for teenage boys. Tracey has previously collaborated with Sally Kindberg, illustrator of Dreadful Fates, on The Comic Strip History of the World.