Return Again to the Scene of the Crime: A Guide to Even More Infamous Places in Chicago

Return Again to the Scene of the Crime: A Guide to Even More Infamous Places in Chicago

by Richard Lindberg

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Return Again to the Scene of the Crime: A Guide to Even More Infamous Places in Chicago by Richard Lindberg

Return again to the scene of the crime and visit the secret hideouts of Nazi saboteurs, anarchist plotters, charlatans, fakers, gangsters, and even a love-sick matron dubbed the "Torso Killer." See up close the murdering matrimonial bluebeard Johann Hoch and probe the unsolved mysteries surrounding the disappearance of candy heiress Helen Brach, the sinking of the "Christmas Tree Ship," and dozens of famous gangland "rubouts." This sequel to the best-selling Return to the Scene of the Crime is a provocative travel guide and road map pointing toward more dark and unexplored corners of the Windy City and its surrounding suburbs. The bizarre, the unexpected, and the offbeat are viewed through a kaleidoscope of colorful Chicago neighborhoods populated by outrageous characters. Crime scenes are presented in "then-and-now" perspective with running commentary on the history of the city. Included in the neighborhood tours is a unique collection of side trips—shorter, lighter historical vignettes that spirit out-of-towners to places of interest in Chicago that are not necessarily infamous. Once you have read this guidebook, you will want to return to the scene of the crime, again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581821673
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Pages: 458
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Frontispiece: The Man on the Sidewalkiii
Preface: The Rest of the Storyxiii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Tour 1In the Shadows of Skyscrapers: Tales of Downtown Crime1
Tour 2Near North Confidential: The Chicago River to Old Town85
Tour 3In Pursuit of Nazis, Gangsters, and Anarchists: North Side Crime Scenes from Lincoln Park to Rogers Park125
Tour 4Crimes in High Places: The North Shore and Beyond205
Tour 5Stockyard Society: The Great South Side of Chicago from Roosevelt Road to Wolf Lake243
Tour 6Suburban Living ... and Dying: South Suburban Chicago333
Tour 7Life and Death in the City: The West Side from Maxwell Street to the Suburbs357
Supplemental Reading425
Parting Shots436
About the Author438
Index441

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