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Memphis Murder & Mayhem
     

Memphis Murder & Mayhem

by Teresa R. Simpson
 

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With its alluring hospitality, legendary cuisine and transcendent music, Memphis is truly a quintessential Southern city. But lurking behind the barbeque and blue suede shoes is a dark history checkered with violence and disarray. Revisit the mass murder of 1866 that took more than fifty lives, the infamous Alice Mitchell case of the 1890s and a string of

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With its alluring hospitality, legendary cuisine and transcendent music, Memphis is truly a quintessential Southern city. But lurking behind the barbeque and blue suede shoes is a dark history checkered with violence and disarray. Revisit the mass murder of 1866 that took more than fifty lives, the infamous Alice Mitchell case of the 1890s and a string of unthinkable twentieth-century sins. Author and lifelong Memphian Teresa Simpson explores some of the River City's most menacing crimes and notorious characters in this riveting ride back through the centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596295216
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
08/29/2008
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Teresa R. Simpson was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and children. As a freelance writer, she has written numerous articles on her hometown for About.com, as well as articles and essays on a variety of subjects for other print and online publications. Teresa is also the author of The Everything Baby Sign Language Book, published by Adams Media in 2008.

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