DETROIT MURDERS by Alvin C.- Ed. Hamer

DETROIT MURDERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Addition to the series of metropolitan murders, this from the midwest provides cases of just middling interest, reported by home talent. From the 19th century killing of a Kickapoo Indian, to more modern crimes (Irving Latimer's money-motivated matricide, the garish extermination of Evangelista, cultist, and five of his family; the murder of Detroit's civic conscience, radio commentator Buckley; of Charles Evans Hughes' nephew; the crimes passionels which saw the end of Marie Beaver who had many men; of hysterical Lydia Thompson whose one man strayed, and so on.) For the mystery fan, the name of Anna Mary Wells qualifies for special mention in her handling of the Latimer case.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1948
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce