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

By: Collins, Paul

Price: $5.79

Publisher: New York, Broadway: 2011

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Our Product Number: 606922

ISBN: 0307592219

Condition: Fine


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 cir... View more info