Synopses & Reviews
Seduction, murder, and mayhem in the courtrooma true Law and Order tale, as gripping today as it was 100 years ago!
On May 24, 1991, one of the most notorious murders in Denver's history occurred. The riveting tale involves high society, adultery, drugs, multiple murders, and more, all set in Denver's grand old hotel, the Brown Palace.
At the center of the storm was the seductively beautiful Denver socialite Isabel Springer. Little id ambitious John W. Spring, wealthy Denver businessman and politician, know that lovely Isabel, 20 years his junior, had been feeding the romantic fire of an out-of-town suitor at the same time she had become cozy with a man he regarded as a friend and business partner.
Flirtation and romantic promises all culminated in a barroom confrontation, followed by two of the most lurid trials in Colorado history. This tragic story of a crime of passion is one readers won't be able to put down.
Murder at the Brown Palace was on the Denver Post best-seller list for 22 weeks.
"A fascinating portrayal of Denver, its society, and four tragic characters at a certain moment in our history. It is a must for any collection of Denver history." —Colorado Libraries
"Kreck has woven a riveting tale of murder and deception. This intriguing page-turner is impossible to put down." —The Bloomsbury Review
"Flirtation and romantic promises all culminated in a barroom confrontation, followed by two of the most lurid court trails in Colorado history." —Westword
ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award, Honorable Mention
Finalist for the 2004 Colorado Book Awards
Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-212).
This tragic story of a spectacular crime of passion.
About the Author
Dick Kreck retired from The Denver Post
after 38 years as an editor and columnist. He previously worked at the San Francisco Examiner
and the Los Angeles Times
. Dick Kreck has written other books, including Colorado's Scenic Railroads, Denver in Flames, Anton Woode: The Boy Murderer
, and Smaldone: The Untold Story of an American Crime Family.