Murder, New England: A Historical Collection of Killer True-Crime Tales (Paperback)
 
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Murder, New England: A Historical Collection of Killer True-Crime Tales (Paperback)

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    Bestselling true-crime author M. William Phelps, star of the new investigative television series “Dark Minds,” takes readers to his own backyard in these eight bloodcurdling murder cases. Think New England is all buc......more

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Bestselling true-crime author M. William Phelps, star of the new investigative television series “Dark Minds,” takes readers to his own backyard in these eight bloodcurdling murder cases. Think New England is all bucolic landscapes and Robert Frost poems? Think again.

    In Murder, New England, Phelps explores different motives, themes, and community reactions to horrific crimes:

** Murder by Blood: The Strange Death of Rebecca Cornwell (1673, Narragansset Bay, RI). A 73-year-old widow burned to death in front of her bedroom fireplace…

** William Beadle: Husband, Father, Murderer (1782, Wethersfield, CT). A man murders his wife and kids before taking his own life...

** The Angry Man: Murder in Manchester (1821, Manchester, NH). A poor widow killed in her home by a “ruffian” looking for food and drink...

** Better Off in Heaven: John Kemmler Kills His Three Children (1879, Holyoke, MA). After losing his mill job, a man kills his daughters because he fears they will become prostitutes...

** Birth of the “Big Seven”: Gaspare Messina’s Mafioso (1917, Boston). An ol’ fashioned Mafia murder tale...

** Electronic Kill Machine: “Forensic Files” Murder (2001, Somerville, MA). Teenage slackers, the show “Forensic Files,” and the murder of a grandmother blamed on TV, youth, drugs, sex, money, and rock-n-roll...

** Sings of Life (2006, Lanesborough, MA). A woman employs the help of her cocaine-snorting daughter and Goth son to help her get rid of their step-father.

** Sesame Street Murder: Death on Big Bird’s Estate (2008, Woodstock, CT). A young woman out for a jog murdered by the groundskeeper of an...

M. William Phelps is the national bestselling, award-winning author of nineteen nonfiction books, and star of the new Investigarion Discovery show, “Dark Minds,” which will air in early 2012. Winner of 2008 New England Book Festival Award for I’ll Be Watching You, Phelps—in addition to writing his hugely popular contemporary true-crime books—has written for the Providence Journal, Hartford Courant, New London Day, and consulted on the first season of the hit Showtime cable television series “Dexter.” He is also the author of The Devil’s Rooming House and The Devil’s Right Hand (both from Lyons Press).

Author:
Phelps, M. William
Genre:
TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
207
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lyons Pr
Publish Date:
08/07/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780762778430
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.54 lb
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