The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars (Paperback)
  • The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars (Paperback)

The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 15/06/2012
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In Long Island, a farmer found a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys discovered a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumbled upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. The police were baffled: There were no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era's most perplexing murder. Seized upon by battling media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case became a publicity circus, and an unlikely trio--an anxious cop, a cub reporter, and an eccentric professor--all raced to solve the crime. What emerged was a sensational love triangle and an even more sensational trial: an unprecedented capital case hinging on circumstantial evidence around a victim that the police couldn't identify with certainty, and that the defense claimed wasn't even dead.

Publisher: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
ISBN: 9780307592217

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