Better Together? Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr; Continent: North America

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 […]

Art, True Crime; Continent: North America, Europe

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 […]

True Crime, Journalism; Continent: North America

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.

Book 4; Continent: Europe

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 […]