Murder and Mayhem on Chicago's North Side

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In 1929, Chicago gangster Al Capone arranged a special St. Valentine’s Day delivery for his favorite arch enemies: a massacre. Seven North Side mobsters were left dead. Yet random killings and bizarre murders were not unfamiliar in Chicago. Tales of the city’s most violent and puzzling murders make this gripping work truly hair-raising: a deranged stalker kills his love object and then himself; a sausage maker uses the tools of his trade to rid himself of his wife; and a meticulous serial killer cleans his dead ...
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Overview

In 1929, Chicago gangster Al Capone arranged a special St. Valentine’s Day delivery for his favorite arch enemies: a massacre. Seven North Side mobsters were left dead. Yet random killings and bizarre murders were not unfamiliar in Chicago. Tales of the city’s most violent and puzzling murders make this gripping work truly hair-raising: a deranged stalker kills his love object and then himself; a sausage maker uses the tools of his trade to rid himself of his wife; and a meticulous serial killer cleans his dead victim’s wounds before taping them closed. Through accounts dripping with mystery, gory details and suspense, Troy Taylor brilliantly tells the twisted history of Chicago’s North Side’s worst.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596296442
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/30/2009
  • Series: Murder and Mayhem Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,477,069
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Troy Taylor is the author of more than sixty books on history, crime, mysteries and the supernatural in America. He was born and raised in Illinois and currently resides in Decatur, Illinois, which was called “one of the most corrupt cities in the state” during the 1920s.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 19

Gin and Jazz at the Green Mill 35

Death of a Labor Racketeer: The Rogers Park Killing of "Big Tim" Murphy 43

The Luetgert Sausage Vat Murder 49

The Lincoln Avenue Streetcar Murder 57

The Case of the "Ragged Stranger" 61

The "Girl Bandit" 67

Dillinger-Dead or Alive! 69

The Wrigleyville Torso Murder 77

The Murder of Dr. Peacock 85

Death of a Showgirl 93

"Catch Me Before I Kill More" 101

The "Natural" and the Stalker 115

Bibliography 123

About the Author 127

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