Ax Murders Of Saxtown

Author: Nicholas J. C. Pistor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493004174
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An entire household massacred. A family feud. A sheriff found dead. Neighbor turned against neighbor. Reports of ghosts, bounty hunters, deathbed confessions, and legacy fortunes. In 1874, the Saxtown massacre rocked a nation reeling from economic depression and shattered a small German immigrant farming community in Illinois. The murder of the Stelzriede family led investigators through forests and farmland, chasing footprints, bloody tobacco leaves, and the marks of an ax dragged away from the scene. Nicholas J. C. Pistor’s The Ax Murders of Saxtown is a gripping tale of suspense and suspicion that exposes brand new information about the century-old crime and showcases the flaws of the nineteenth-century justice system.

Shadow On The Hill

Author: Diana Staresinic-Deane
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456614517
Size: 33.25 MB
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It was the most brutal murder in the history of Coffey County, Kansas. On May 30, 1925, Florence Knoblock, a farmer's wife and the mother of a young boy, was found slaughtered on her kitchen floor. Several innocent men were taken into custody before the victim's husband, John, was accused of the crime. He would endure two sensational trials before being acquitted. Eighty years later, local historian Diana Staresinic-Deane studied the investigation, which was doomed by destroyed evidence, inexperienced lawmen, disappearing witnesses, and a community more desperate for an arrest than justice. She would also discover a witness who may have seen the murderer that fateful morning.

Shooting Lincoln

Author: Nicholas Pistor
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306824692
Size: 66.73 MB
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Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner were the new media moguls of their day. Together they brought the Civil War and all of its terrible suffering into Northern living rooms. Newspapers sold out when they ran their photos, and, by the end of the war, they were locked in fierce competition. When the biggest story of the century—Lincoln's assassination—broke, their paparazzi-like race intensified. Whoever could take the most sensational—or ghastly—photo would achieve lasting fame. Shooting Lincoln tells the astonishing behind-the-photograph story of these two media pioneers who raced to "shoot" Lincoln in the days after he died and the assassins on the day they died. The photos they took electrified the country, unlocking the passion of Americans for close-up views of history as it happened.

The Disappearance Of Amy Cave

Author: Pat Flagg
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1461744733
Size: 27.37 MB
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When Amy Cave was reported missing and later discovered murdered, it was difficult for the police and reporters to keep their emotional distance. The controversial sexuality of the killer and the tragic nature of the story made that impossible.

The Murder Of Helen Jewett

Author: Patricia Cline Cohen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679740759
Size: 39.48 MB
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Evoking the frenetic city life and sexual mores of early nineteenth-century America, a historian reconstructs the life of a servant girl from Maine who became a highly paid courtesan, and celebrated murder victim, in New York in 1836. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Haunted Bridges

Author: Rich Newman
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738750255
Size: 34.91 MB
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Restless Spirits and Supernatural Thrills More than 300 bridges with eerie phenomenon that span space and time Across the country hundreds of bridges harbor some of the creepiest paranormal activity known to man. Invisible hands reach out and touch unsuspecting travelers. Residual ghosts haunt scenes of murders, accidents, hangings, and suicides. At some bridges a voice cries out in the darkness that sends a chill down the spine of anyone who hears it. Haunted Bridges tells the kinds of stories that are told in hushed tones around hearths and campfires as we ponder the unknown late into the night. The stories are at once mesmerizing, unique, and unexpectedly familiar, as if we all know deep down that fate keeps some spirits bound to earth. If you can endure the fear and you don’t look away, you will experience the dread and mystery of the unexplained. Cities and states are listed for 324 public locations so readers can look up specific bridges.

Summer Days

Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 9781743569481
Size: 78.85 MB
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No. 1 New York Times bestseller Nora Roberts will delight with these two classic tales of love meant to be! From This Day Like the lovely Vermont inn she managed, B. J. Clark was charming and old-fashioned. And she had no intention of allowing the new owner, hotel tycoon Taylor Reynolds, to modernise her beloved inn and destroy its uniqueness! Taylor lived a fast-paced, high-tech sophisticated life. But his fascination with this innocent enchantress made him long to live in B. J.'s arms from this day until forever. The Name of the Game Johanna Patterson had worked long and hard to make a name for herself in a man's world -- and to forget the memories of an unhappy childhood. Now a successful game show producer on her way up, Jo was dependent on no one. Then she met actor Sam Weaver. She had never liked persistent men and she certainly didn't like men with a reputation. But Sam had a way of slipping past her defenses. He knew that Johanna's tough, self-sufficient exterior hid a fragile, passionate woman. He'd caught glimpses of her, and he was determined to see more. He wanted to win this game -- and the name of the game was love.