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

By: Collins, Paul

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No spine crease.. 325 pages. On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. The police are baffled: There are 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 mystery. Seized upon by battling media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case became a publicity circus as an unlikely trio--a hard-luck 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. The Murder of the Century is a rollicking tale--a rich evocation of America during the Gilded Age and a colorful re-creation of the tabloid wars that forever changed newspaper journalism

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

Author: Collins, Paul

Categories: True Crime,

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Publisher: New York, Broadway: 2011

ISBN Number: 0307592219

ISBN Number 13: 9780307592217

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Our Product Number: 606922

Keywords: TRUE CRIME MURDER,