The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars. Paul Collins.

The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars

Crown Publishing Group, 2011. First edition. Hardback. As new in dust jacket. First edition/printing. Hardcover. 325 pp. with index. The grisly find on a Long Island duck pond on June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era's most baffling murder mystery. Two boys playing near the pond found a human torso tightly wrapped in oilcloth; blueberry pickers near Harlem came upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown bush. When battling newspaper moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst seized upon the case, it became a publicity circus, with re-enactments being staged in Times Square, armed reporters in pursuit of suspects, while an unlikely trio--a cub reporter, a hard-luck cop and an eccentric professor all raced to solve the crime. As New / as new. Item #E24920
ISBN: 9780307592200

Price: $16.95

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