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The Murder of the Century

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Traces the 1897 murder of an unidentified victim and the ensuing tabloid war between media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, chronicling the efforts of an anxious police officer, a cub reporter and an eccentric professor to solve the crime.

About the Author

\PAUL COLLINS is the author of seven books, which have been translated into ten languages. His work has appeared in Slate, New Scientist, and the New York Times, and he is regularly featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition as their “literary detective.” He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

The Victim. — The mystery of the river — A detective reads the paper — The jigsaw man — The wrecking crew — Jill the Ripper — The Suspects. — The baker in Hell's Kitchen — The undertaker's neighbor — The widow's friend — The disappearing shoemaker — The silent customer — The Indictment. — A case of life and death — Heads or tails — Queen of the tombs — The high roller — Klondike Willie — The Trial. — Corpus delicti — Covered in blood — Caught in the headlight — Scythe and saw — A wonderful murder — The Verdict. — Mrs. Nack's office — The smoker to Sing Sing — A job for Smith and Jones — A story of life in New York — Carry out your own dead — The last man standing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307592224
Subtitle:
The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Collins, Paul
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Americana -- New York
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Crime-General
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110614
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
325

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History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Journalism » Reference
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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