Murder and Mayhem on Chicago's South Side

Murder and Mayhem on Chicago's South Side

by Troy Taylor

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Overview

Lurking below the Loop, behind the industry-driven energy of Chicago, lies the mysterious criminal underworld of the South Side. Recounting criminal exploits of legends like Alphonse Capone, as well as lesser-known stories like the Car Barn Bandits, Troy Taylor captures the intricacies of the most infamous stories of Chicago's South Side. From the gruesome murders committed by the unassuming H.H. Holmes to the mysterious death of Marshall Field Jr., join Taylor as he revisits the South Side's prosperous middle-class days and vividly depicts the strange and horrific crimes that have cast new light on the character of these too often overlooked neighborhoods.


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ISBN-13: 9781625841131
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/11/2009
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Troy Taylor is an occultist, supernatural historian and the author of seventy-five books on ghosts, hauntings, history, crime and the unexplained in America. He is also the founder of the American Ghost Society and the owner of the Illinois and American Hauntings Tour companies. Taylor shares a birthday with one of his favorite authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald, but instead of living in New York and Paris like Fitzgerald, Taylor grew up in Illinois. Raised on the prairies of the state, he developed an interest in "things that go bump in the night"? at an early age. As a young man, he channeled that interest into developing ghost tours and writing about haunts in Chicago and Central Illinois. Troy and his wife, Haven, currently reside in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement 7

Introduction 9

The Rise and Fall of Al Capone 19

The Murder Castle 53

The Car Barn Bandits 65

The Mysterious Death of Marshall Field Jr. 73

"II Diavolo" 79

Chicago's "Thrill Killers" 87

Death of a Union Leader's Wife 99

The Cold Case of the Grimes Sisters 105

Richard Speck-Born to Raise Hell 115

Bibliography 125

About the Author 127

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