The Murder of the Century by Paul Collins

Murder of the Century by Paul CollinsTitle:  The Murder of the Century:  The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars

Author:  Paul Collins

Call #:  364.152 COL

In 1897 New York, body parts are being discovered in various places and with no suspects, motives or even an identifiable victim.  The city becomes engulfed in the effort to solve this crime.  The public becomes more and more fascinated with the story as newspapers compete to come up with the latest clue or the most blaring headline.  The author not only describes the pursuit in great detail, but he also captures an era, a time and place in a way that puts you right in the middle of the story.

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