LaurieLee, August 10, 2011
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Who knew a grisly true-life murder mystery would be so entertaining!?! As you might expect from a Portland State University professor, author Paul Collins' research is extensive & detailed but it's his surprisingly fun way with words & vivid descriptions of 1897 New York that draw you in. Practically a history of how tabloid journalism began, this book couldn't be more timely, especially regarding ethically challenged newspaper owners starting a media frenzy. Fast paced & often hilarious, appealing to both mystery & history fans, yet again, Paul Collins has shown fact is stranger than fiction!