BOSTON MURDERS by John N.- Ed. Makris


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The city of bluebloods provided criminal cases of not much red-blooded appeal. The unlucky seven here include Kid Carter, a prize-fighter who fought to kill; gentleman burglar Harry Manster; an Italian of the North End; bandit Frank Kearney who eluded apprehension for 17 years, and others. Outstanding is Marjorie Carleton's story of the petulant Maria, who took laudanum and flourished a dirk when piqued -- and her death at the hands of a somnambulist lover; and, on the savage side, Paul Whelton's account of the trunk murder of Irene Shannon, variety artist. Only so-so- in this series.

Pub Date: Sept. 22nd, 1948
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce