True Crime: Massachusetts: The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811741729
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Stackpole True Crime Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 451,880
  • File size: 2 MB

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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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 The Case of Lizzie Borden 1

Chapter 2 Sacco and Vanzetti 21

Chapter 3 The Brink's Job 41

Chapter 4 The Boston Strangler 53

Chapter 5 The Robin Benedict Murder 67

Chapter 6 The "Big Dan's" Rape 81

Chapter 7 The Stuart Murder Case 93

Epilogue 109

Bibliography 113

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