Historic Columbus Crimes: Mama's in the Furnace, the Thing and More

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In Historic Columbus Crimes, the father-daughter team of David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker looks back at sixteen tales of murder, mystery and mayhem culled from city history. Take the rock star slain by a troubled fan or the drag queen slashed to death by a would-be ninja. Then there’s the writer who died acting out the plot of his next book, the minister’s wife incinerated in the parsonage furnace and a couple of serial killers who outdid the Son of Sam. Not to mention a gunfight at Broad and High, grave-robbing medical students, the bloodiest day in FBI history and other fascinating stories of crime and tragedy. They’re all here, and they’re all true!
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According to David Meyers, the most popular section in the Columbus, Ohio Public Library is True Crime. With that attraction perhaps in mind, he and co-author Elise Meyers Walker have scoured the annals of the Capital City's history to unearth the strangest, most perplexing homicides in Columbus' history. Brace yourself for excitement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596292154
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 12/30/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Meyers is a lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio. David has authored or coauthored a half dozen previous works, including Columbus Unforgettables; Listen for the Jazz; Columbus: The Musical Crossroads and The Last Christmas Carol.

Elise Meyers Walker is a freelance writer and photographer and lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio. Elise was also a performer at Disney World and a member of a professional theatre company in New York. She previously collaborated on Central Ohio’s Historic Prisons with her father, David Meyers.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 The Resurrection War 11

2 Fightin' Words 17

3 Flytown Frenchy's Finale 24

4 Death Rides the Rails 30

5 Murder in Sellsville 36

6 In a Lonely Place 44

7 Insanity Comes Quietly to the Structured Mind 52

8 The Thing 59

9 Mama's in the Furnace 65

10 Beauty and the Brain 72

11 Blood Brothers 80

12 How Not to Write a Crime Novel 87

13 Think of Laura 93

14 The Buddy System 100

15 The Ninja Drag Queen Killer 103

16 The Day the Music Died-Again 114

Notes 121

Bibliography 125

About the Authors 127

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