Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul Collins High-profile courtroom drama, celebrity lawyers and shocking truths played out 215 years ago 304 pages (195 pages, excluding Acknowledgments, et cetera) Manhattan, 1799 – the veterans of the […]
A review of two books for a change In Priceless, authors Robert Wittman and John Shiffman write about the art crimes the general public thinks of: multimillion-dollar theft from museums, galleries and private collections. Chasing Aphrodite authors Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino, on the other hand, write about a more pervasive type of crime perpetrated […]
Yes, there’s a murder, and it’s a pretty sick one. But Guldensuppe’s death figures into author Paul Collins’ book mainly so he can talk about journalism on the threshold on the twentieth century. Am I losing you with the whole “condition of journalism” theme? If so, than you’re underestimating Collins’ ability to create a stunning narrative from his many hours of research.
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: The Shocking Murder and Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summersdale 372 pages (302 pages excluding Afterward, Postscript and Notes) A little insight into the classic mystery genre for your next dark and stormy night The Victorian-era mystery novel: a shocking murder, a household of secretive suspects, an […]
Book 18; Continent: Asia Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French 260 pages (Acknowledgements, etc. begin page 247) This engaging true crime story will hold your attention even in a noisy food court or while the kids are at practice. Generally, the […]