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By Paul Collins
"No author larger articulates our curiosity within the confluence of wish, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the daring and unusual than Paul Collins."--DAVE EGGERS
On ny, a farmer reveals a duck pond became pink with blood. at the reduce East facet, boys taking part in at a pier find a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers close to Harlem bump into smartly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a frightening crime are turning up in every single place manhattan, however the police are baffled: There are not any witnesses, no factors, no suspects.
The grisly unearths that begun at the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives
headlong into the era's so much baffling homicide secret. Seized upon by means of scuffling with media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case turned a exposure circus. Reenactments of the homicide have been staged in occasions sq., armed newshounds lurked within the streets of Hell's Kitchen in pursuit of suspects, and an not likely trio--a hard-luck cop, a cub reporter, and an eccentric professor--all raced to unravel the crime.
What emerged used to be a sensational love triangle and an excellent extra sensational trial: an extraordinary capital case hinging on circumstantial proof round a sufferer whom the police couldn't establish with sure bet, and who the security claimed wasn't even lifeless. The homicide of the Century is a rollicking tale--a wealthy evocation of the US in the course of the Gilded Age and a colourful new version of the tabloid wars that experience ruled media to this day.
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That was a shocking way for Bret to describe Benoit in an interview conducted on June 26, 2007, the day after the grappler from Edmonton had been found dead in his home outside of Atlanta, along with the bodies of his wife, Nancy, and his seven-year-old son, Daniel. Police were saying that Benoit, forty, also known to the world as The Canadian Crippler and The Rabid Wolverine, had killed them over the weekend, strangling them before ending his own life by hanging himself on a weight pulley in his home gym.
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The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins