Vintage True Crime Stories: An Illustrated Anthology of Forgotten Cases of Murder & Mayhem (Paperback)
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Murder then is the same as Murder Now The cold-blooded killers of today are the same as they were one hundred years ago. The style of their clothes, their music, and even their means of transportation are completely different, but murder then is the same as murder now. They had their own serial killers--including one who had a side-hobby burning down buildings, contract killers on a motorcycle, roadside bombers, child molesters turned killers, charming psychopaths, a spoiled teenager, a dangerous killer with an albino complexion, a former police chief turned robber and killer, and a minister who did the unthinkable. The first fifteen chapters of this anthology come from one the rarest true crime books known to exist, Enemies of the Underworld, by Frank Dalton O'Sullivan. Self-published in 1917, the author's 700-page tome was acquired and digitized for the first time by the publisher of this anthology, Historical Crime Detective Publishing. The remaining five chapters were selected from Fifty Years a Detective by Thomas Furlong, published in 1912. Thirty-six new illustrations and approximately seventy annotations were added to this anthology to enhance the reader's enjoyment. In addition, a companion webpage was created which contains a total of 116 images, and 139 newspaper pages filled with stories about the people and events covered in this book.