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Kirkus Reviews The Insanity Defense and the Mad Murderess of Shaker Heights

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Kirkus Reviews The Insanity Defense and the Mad Murderess of Shaker Heights Examining the Trial of Mariann Colby by William L. Tabac
“Did Colby get away with murder? You be the judge. Recommended.”
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The Belle of Bedford Avenue author Virginia McConnell interviewed on VICE.com

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Don’t miss this informative interview with Virginia McConnell at Vice.com
In her, The Belle of Bedford Avenue: The Sensational Brooks-Burns Murder in Turn-of-the-Century New York, Virginia A. McConnell explores what happened in decisive and painstaking detail. National headlines of the day read “Brooklyn is a Modern Sodom” and called the situation a “disgusting state of affairs.” But VICE [...]

 


The Belle of Bedford Avenue

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The Bell of Bedford Avenue by Virginia A. McConnell. Kent State University Press

At the turn of the 20th century, many affluent Brooklyn teens and young adults were bucking the constraints of their immigrant parents and behaving badly: drinking, having sex, staying out all night, stealing, scamming local businesses—and even more serious activities. The culmination for twenty-year-old Walter Brooks was being murdered in a seedy Manhattan hotel in 1902.

 


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