A collection of short accounts of murders of all kinds -- all times -- and varying as to extent of solution. Has faculty for conveying setting and characters in almost a Woollcottish manner. Some famous murders, including Lizzie Borden, Charley Pearce, Jack the Ripper, etc. Some reprinted from New Yorker, Vanity Fair, etc. Mystery fans will like this -- also readers seeking novelties, in a rather morbid vein, with human interest and background appeal added.