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On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a horrifying crime are turning up all over New York, but the police are baffled: There are no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era'smost baffling murder mystery. Seized upon by battling media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case became a publicity circus. Reenactments of the murder were staged in Times Square, armed reporters lurked in the streets of Hell's Kitchen in pursuit of suspects, and an unlikely trio, a hard luck cop, a cub reporter, and an eccentric professor, all raced to solve the crime. What emerged was a sensational love triangle and an even more sensational trial: an unprecedented capital case hinging on circumstantial evidence around a victim whom the police couldn't identify with certainty, and who the defense claimed wasn't even dead. This book is a tale of America during the Gilded Age and a colorful re creation of the tabloid wars that havedominated media to this day.

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Genre: True Crime
Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Broadway Books
Release: 2012-04-24
File: 325 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307592217

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Offers a detailed account of the shocking 1954 murder committed by two teenage girls in New Zealand, which led to headlines around the world and inspired the Academy Award-nominated film Heavenly Creatures.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Peter Graham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release: 2013-05
File: 341 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781620876305

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The story behind the attack that shocked a nation and opened a new chapter in the history of American crime. On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through several student nurses’ townhouse like a summer tornado and changed the landscape of American crime. He broke in as his helpless victims slept, bound them one by one, and then stabbed, assaulted, and strangled all eight in a sadistic sexual frenzy. By morning, only one young nurse had miraculously survived. The killer was captured in seventy-two hours; he was successfully prosecuted in an error-free trial that stood up to appellate scrutiny; and the jury needed only forty-nine minutes to return a death verdict. Here is the story of Richard Speck by the prosecutor who put him in prison for life with a brand new introduction by Bill Kunkle, the prosecutor of the infamous John Wayne Gacy Jr. In The Crime of the Century, William J. Martin has teamed up with Dennis L. Breo to re-create the blood-soaked night that made American criminal history, offering fascinating behind-the-scenes descriptions of Speck, his innocent victims, the desperate manhunt and massive investigation, and the trial that led to Speck’s successful conviction.

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Genre: True Crime
Author: Dennis L. Breo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2016-05-10
File: 576 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781510708877

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Examines the Borden murders, using newspaper articles to recreate the events and the trial and acquittal of Lizzie Borden and exploring Lizzie's story to theorize on what may have happened.

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Genre: Fall River (Mass.)
Author: Sarah Miller
Publisher: Yearling
Release: 2019-04-26
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781984892447

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Provides an account of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb's killing of fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks, their celebrity, and their ultimate emergence as folk heroes.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Hal Higdon
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Release: 1975
File: 380 Pages
ISBN-13: 0252068297

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The scandalous story of America’s first supermodel, sex goddess, and modern celebrity—Evelyn Nesbit. By the time of her sixteenth birthday in 1900, Evelyn Nesbit was known to millions as the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty, and whose innocent sexuality was used to sell everything from chocolates to perfume. Women wanted to be her. Men just wanted her. But when Evelyn’s life of fantasy became all too real and her insanely jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, murdered her lover, New York City architect Stanford White, the most famous woman in the world became infamous as she found herself at the center of the “Crime of the Century” and a scandal that signaled the beginning of a national obsession with youth, beauty, celebrity, and sex.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Paula Uruburu
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2008-05-01
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440629761

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An account of the murder of eight student nurses describes how Richard Speck was apprehended after a desperate manhunt

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Genre: True Crime
Author: Dennis L. Breo
Publisher: Bantam
Release: 1993
File: 462 Pages
ISBN-13: 0553560255

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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the murder and trial *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "Under the same circumstances, I'd kill him tomorrow." - Harry Thaw It reads like a modern day Lifetime movie: two talented, popular and wealthy men both fall in love with the same beautiful but somewhat tarnished girl. One had a long history of mental illness, the other was considered an architectural genius. The inevitable showdown, complete with a very public murder, took place in one of the most fashionable restaurants in the world. Although it reads like a movie or soap opera, it was an all too true story that culminated with the 1907 "trial of the century," when railroad tycoon Harry Thaw, the husband of famous model Evelyn Nesbit, was prosecuted for killing renowned architect Stanford White, his wife's former lover. Some say that it was such a shocking event that it actually helped speed the end of the Gilded Age. In the late 19th century, Cornelius "The Commodore" Vanderbilt sold his stake in Madison Square Garden to J.P. Morgan, who subsequently hired Stanford White to construct a new arena in its place. At the time he was commissioned to draw up plans for the new Garden, White was a partner with McKim, Mead & White, a firm that had designed some of New York's most beautiful mansions, including the Fifth Avenue homes of the Vanderbilt's and the Astor's. However, in addition to designing the Garden and other similar spaces, he also designed a secret hideaway in his own home where an aspiring young dancer, 16 year old Evelyn Nesbit, would entertain him during sexually inappropriate meetings. This and other dalliances would later lead to one of the most notorious events in the Garden's history. On a warm evening in late June 1906, millionaire Harry K. Thaw, who had by this time married Nesbit, approached White while he watched the show Mam'zelle Champagne in the roof garden theater on top of Madison Square Garden. Pulling out a pistol, he shot White three times in the head at point blank range. At first, those in the theater thought it was a prank, but when the smoke cleared and White's wound became visible, they knew they had just witnessed something horrific. From the beginning, the crime had everything, including lurid sex, a shocking murder, and an insanity plea, and as a result, both Thaw and White were put on trial in the papers and the court. White's son would later complain, "On the night of June 25th, 1906, while attending a performance at Madison Square Garden, Stanford White was shot from behind [by] a crazed profligate whose great wealth was used to besmirch his victim's memory during the series of notorious trials that ensued." Eventually, Thaw was declared innocent by reason of insanity and sentenced to time in a mental hospital, and in the meantime, White's reputation was thoroughly disgraced, leading Collier's Richard Harding Davis to counter, "Since his death White has been described as a satyr. To answer this by saying that he was a great architect is not to answer at all...what is more important is that he was a most kindhearted, most considerate, gentle and manly man, who could no more have done the things attributed to him than he could have roasted a baby on a spit. Big in mind and in body, he was incapable of little meanness. He admired a beautiful woman as he admired every other beautiful thing God has given us; and his delight over one was as keen, as boyish, as grateful over any others." Despite the murder of White and one of the 20th century's first cases to be billed as the "Trial of the Century," the new Madison Square Garden continued to play host to just about every kind of event, and even today Madison Square Garden remains known as "The World's Most Famous Arena." The Trial of the Century: Evelyn Nesbit and the Murder of Stanford White chronicles the infamous crime and the notorious trial that followed.

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Author: Charles River Editors
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2015-09-25
File: 58 Pages
ISBN-13: 1517518458

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“This fine social history charts the changing patterns of using poison” and the forensic methods developed to detect it in the Victorian Era (The Guardian, UK). Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in some ways even defined the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann’s dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with scientific and legal authorities who strove to detect poisons, control their availability, and bring the guilty to justice. Separating fact from Hollywood fiction, Stratmann corrects many misconceptions about particular poisons and their deadly effects. She also documents how the motives for poisoning—which often involved domestic unhappiness—evolved as marriage and child protection laws began to change. Combining archival research with vivid storytelling, Stratmann charts the era’s inexorable rise of poison cases.

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Genre: History
Author: Linda Stratmann
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2016-03-22
File: 344 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300219548

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“We are a trading community, a commercial people. Murder is doubtless a very shocking offence, nevertheless as what is done is not to be undone, let us make our money out of it.” Punch.

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Genre: History
Author: Judith Flanders
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release: 2011-01-06
File: 556 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780007352470

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