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True Crime: Massachusetts: The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases

True Crime: Massachusetts: The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases

by Eric Ethier
     
 

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The harsh discipline of Puritan life bred the hard-bitten and hard-working people of Massachusetts, but did it also breed a unique type of criminal? This book explores the headline crimes of the state to find an answer. Included are the cases of the alleged ax-wielding Lizzie Borden, the executed anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, the legendary Brink's robbery, the

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The harsh discipline of Puritan life bred the hard-bitten and hard-working people of Massachusetts, but did it also breed a unique type of criminal? This book explores the headline crimes of the state to find an answer. Included are the cases of the alleged ax-wielding Lizzie Borden, the executed anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, the legendary Brink's robbery, the mysterious Boston Strangler, the Big Dan's spectator rape, the desperate college professor who murdered a young prostitute, and the fur salesman who slaughtered his wife and unborn child in cold blood.

Editorial Reviews

Eric Ethier proves what Bay State crime buffs always suspected: that mayhem in Massachusetts is uniquely captivating. Ethier's cavalcade of Massachusetts homicide and larceny also reminds us that no case in this historic state ever seems completely closed, from the double patricide (or was it?) at the Borden home in Fall River to the undying cause of executed anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti to the permanently enigmatic Boston Strangler. Cold cases adeptly reheated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811735636
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
06/10/2009
Series:
True Crime
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,161,017
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Ethier is a freelance history writer whose articles have appeared in the magazines American History, Civil War Times, and America in WWII. He lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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