LOS ANGELES MURDERS by Craig- Ed. Rice

LOS ANGELES MURDERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ranking with the best in a high ranking series of city crimes, this presents Los Angeles, a little larger and fancier than life --even in death. With Erle Stanley Gardner, Guy Endore, Mary Collins, Geoffrey Homes, George Yates Among the contributors, you will find an able and amusing re-presentation of charmers and criminals:- Madalynne Obenchain who with one lover was tried five times for the murder of another lover -- and defended by her husband; Clara Phillips, who beat and disembowelled her husband's lady-love; motion picture director William Desmond Taylor, whose death is still unsolved; Winnie Ruth Judd, who packed away two of her friends in trunks; Robert James, the barber bluebeard; Louise Poote who served twenty years for murder and didn't learn her lesson; and Dotty Wallburger who hid a lover in an attio for eleven years... The strange, the sensational, given full value.

Pub Date: June 11th, 1947
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce