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Subject: Books about historical murders?
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 7:50 PM ET
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I am interested in reading some books about historical murders.  I recently read The Devil In The White City by Eric Larson.  I put some on my WL about the murder of Desmond Taylor.  I put some on my reminder list about Mary Todd, The Brown Palace, Evelyn Nesbit and a few others.

I've read books about The Black Dahlia and Jack the Ripper.  Looking for 1950's and earlier. (crimes are 1950's or earlier books can be published any time).

Also mobster related books but about older times like Al Capone era.


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Date Posted: 11/3/2011 9:15 PM ET
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Try Starvation Heights by Gregg Olsen.

Date Posted: 11/4/2011 9:51 PM ET
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The "Double Indemnity" Murder: Ruth Snyder, Judd Gray, and New York's Crime of the Century   by Landis Mackellar

Date Posted: 11/22/2011 1:28 AM ET
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There are two other Eric Larson books I can't remeber the titles they are in the system.    Arsenic&Clam Chowder Murder In The Guilded Age. James Livingston   The Crimes Of Paris And Story Of Murder Theft And Deception  Dorthy &Tom Hoobler   Death On Pleasant Street Giles Fowler  The Devils Ticket A Night Of Bridge A Fatal Hand And A New Age  Gary Pomerantz    In The Garden Of Beasts Love Terror An American Family In Hitlers Berlin    Bestial  Harol Schecter  The Matter Of Degree The Hartford Circus Fire the Mystery Of Little Miss1565  Don Massey    Twilight Of Innocence The Disappearance Of Beverly Potts  James Jessen   Villisca  The True Account Of The Unsolved 1912  Mass Murders   Roy Marshall   The Burming Of Bridget Cleary   Angela Bourke   You might check back I have some others I need to find when I do I will list the others .

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Date Posted: 11/22/2011 9:13 PM ET
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UnNatural Murder Poision And MurderI In The Court Of James1 Anne Somerset  The Mapmakers Wife Robert Whitaker The Orientalist Tom Reiss The Monster Of Florence Douglas Petersen &Mario Spezti The Road to Vasillica ? The Pied Piper Of Tuscon?

? not sure of authors name   Make sure and read the summaries some are old murder cases and some are historical setting with murders.

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Date Posted: 7/30/2012 2:15 AM ET
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The Road To Vasillica it is on Amazon I got it for my kindle a really creepy book about ax murders all across the middle United States. They had paperback versions too.

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Date Posted: 8/29/2012 8:53 PM ET
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Have you read Patricia Cornwell's research study of Jack the Ripper? It really puts forth some different and new info on his crimes.   book Title:  Portrait of a Killer, Jack the Ripper-- Case Closed

How about "Most Evil" about the Black Dahlia Avenger, Lipstick Murders, and Zodiac?  it's by the retired dectective, Steve Hodel, who is the son of the serial killer that the book proposes was the perp in ALL these serial kilings! He does a thorough job of researching and connecting these crimes--something that the police never considered!

Oh, I agree-- The Monster of Florence was great-- one of the best true crime books I've read.

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Date Posted: 12/27/2012 11:17 PM ET
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An American Tragedy by Thoedore Dreiser is based on a true murder that took place in the Adirondack's.