Aram is a true story of class and religious bigotry, incest and murder that has fascinated me most of my life.

I could almost hear the conspirators hatching their fraudulent plot in the alehouses and down the alleyways of 18th century Knaresborough.

But what exactly did happen when a young shoemaker, and a historically ignored travelling Jewish servant-boy, simply vanished into a snowy northern night?

With the help of extensive research and a lot of luck, I have done my best to solve a cracking mystery that has intrigued not only me but generations.

Aram by Amanda Taylor

'Villany is always progressive, and declines from right, step after step. Eugene Aram, 1759'