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All was well for Charles Lindbergh, after his daring solo crossing of the Atlantic. Fame and fortune came quickly as well as marriage into a wealthy family. But soon after they build themselves their dream home far from the madding crowd, their baby was abducted! Geary retraces all the different highly publicized events, blackmail notes, false and otherwise, as well as the string of colorful characters wanting to "help"', some of which actually successfully snookered the beleaguered hero. A fascinating story, of course without a fully satisfactory conclusion, replete with savory details and unsavory people as only Geary can masterfully relate with his understated dark humor.
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Rick Geary tackles the most controversial case of the 20th century. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti were accused of robbery and murder but so many supposedly damning pieces of evidence were questionable their guilty verdict elicited massive protests around the world. Geary presents us with all the twists and turns, appeals and dubious evidence after presenting us the human face of the two men, demonized by many, turned to martyrs by many others in his usual unflappable way.
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New Brunswick, New Jersey, Thursday, September 14, 1922. Reverend Hall and Mrs. Eleanor Mills take a stroll in the town's park in the evening. Shots are heard. Two days later, their bodies are found laying on the ground very neatly next to each other with her hand on his thigh, love letters strewn around them, the scarf on her neck covering up the deep bloody slit in it. The perfect ingredients for a juicy scandal and fascinating investigation which the nation's press hungrily devours.
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Stanford White is one of New York's most famous architects, having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent. He had a taste for young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, he knows he's on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.
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Long out of print, this very first volume of Rick Geary's increasingly successful series is now reissued in the same format as all other titles. Three delectable murders, culled from the pages of Victorian papers of the era, are presented in Geary’s inimitable style, tongue firmly in cheek!
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Jack the Ripper: A Journal of the Whitechapel Murders 1888-1889. Geary’s inimitable tongue-in-cheek take on last century's most infamous serial killer.
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“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one!” The famous Lizzie Borden double murder.
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He was the world's first serial killer and he existed in the late 19th century, operating around the Chicago World's Fair, building a literal house of horrors, replete with chutes for dead bodies, gas chambers, surgical rooms. He methodically murdered up to 200 people, mostly young women. The infamous H. H. Holmes is the next subject of Geary's award-winning and increasingly popular series.
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