Adirondack Enigma: The Depraved Intellect and Mysterious Life of North Country Wife Killer Henry Debosnys

Adirondack Enigma: The Depraved Intellect and Mysterious Life of North Country Wife Killer Henry Debosnys

by Cheri L. Farnsworth
     
 

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When Henry Debosnys arrived in Essex, New York, the sleepy town was unprepared for the string of dark events that trailed the exotic European stranger. Within weeks of his appearance, he had romanced wealthy widow Betsey Wells, charming her friends and children and presenting the picture of an ideal new family at their spur-of-the-moment wedding. Yet when

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When Henry Debosnys arrived in Essex, New York, the sleepy town was unprepared for the string of dark events that trailed the exotic European stranger. Within weeks of his appearance, he had romanced wealthy widow Betsey Wells, charming her friends and children and presenting the picture of an ideal new family at their spur-of-the-moment wedding. Yet when authorities discovered Betsey's mangled body in a nearby forest, Debosnys's image as a caring family man began to unravel. During his incarceration, Debosnys slowly revealed himself to be a genius fluent in six languages, a master cryptographer and the murderer of at least two previous wives. As the scrutiny on Debosnys intensified, he began producing coded messages, allegedly confessions to a lifetime of villainy. Author Cheri Farnsworth reveals never-before-seen evidence of this Upstate tragedy, including reproductions of the legendary, unsolved Debosnys cryptograms, in an effort to finally uncover the truth about this depraved con man. The only question that remains is who will be the first to crack the "Debosnys Code"?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596298682
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
03/22/2010
Series:
True Crime Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Cheri Farnsworth has written the following titles (some under the name of Cheri Revai): Haunted Northern New York (2002), More Haunted Northern New York (2003), Still More Haunted Northern New York (2004), Haunted Massachusetts: Ghosts & Strange Phenomena of the Bay State (2005), Haunted New York: Ghosts & Strange Phenomena of the Empire State (2005), Haunted Connecticut: Ghosts & Strange Phenomena of the Constitution State (2006), Haunted New York City: Ghosts & Strange Phenomena of the Big Apple (2008), The Big Book of New York Ghost Stories (2009), Haunted Hudson Valley (2010), North Country Ghosts (TBR Fall 2010), Murder and Mayhem in Northern New York (TBR Fall 2010) and Alphabet Murders (TBR Fall 2010). While she has enjoyed researching the connection between history and the paranormal for the past several years, a new chapter of her life has begun with Adirondack Enigma, the author's first book on true crime.

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