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St. Lawrence County is known for its picturesque waters and pristine seasons. But underneath this fair facade lies a sordid past, rife with tales of killings and cunning, like the man who slashed his wife to death after instructing a constable to close the door and depart; a robbery that descended into the brutal axing of a mother and her two small children; the unsolved case of a young woman bludgeoned to death on school grounds in an upscale neighborhood; and the gruesome poisoning of one man at the hands of his son, his wife and her lover. Join author Cheri Farnsworth as she investigates these and other notorious cases of murder and mayhem in New York's North Country.
About the Author
Cheri Farnsworth has written the following titles (some under the name of Cheri Revai): Haunted Northern New York (Vol. 1-4, 2002-2010), Haunted Massachusetts (2005), Haunted New York (2005), Haunted Connecticut (2006), Haunted New York City (2008), The Big Book of New York Ghost Stories (2009), Haunted Hudson Valley (2010), Adirondack Enigma: The Depraved Intellect and Mysterious Life of North Country Wife Killer Henry Debosnys (2010), and Alphabet Killer: The True Story of the “Double Initial” Murders (2010). She enjoys researching regional history, true crime and the connection between history, crime and the paranormal. Farnsworth lives in St. Lawrence County with her husband, daughters and a menagerie of pets.
Table of Contents
Scarborough Family Massacre: Louisville, 1816 17
The Arsenic Poisoning of Sarah Jane Gould: Louisville, 1858 25
Almon Farnsworth's Dreadful Death: Hermon, 1872 33
The Unfortunate Murder of Maria Shay: Ogdensburg, 1872 41
Van Dyke's Dubious Conviction: Oswegatchie, 1877 49
Frank Conroy, Wife Slasher: Ogdensburg, 1896 59
The Plot to Poison Joseph Kipp: Clifton, 1904 67
Jealous John Hall's Violent End: Stockholm, 1905 77
The Apple-Crowder Double Homicide: Black Lake, 1908 81
Harry Hosmer's Fatal Bike Ride: Fine, 1908 89
Bloodbath at Buck Farm: Stockholm, 1917 97
Who Killed Bessie White? Massena, 1917 109
About the Author 127