Fall River Outrage

Author: David Richard Kasserman
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200881
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Fall River Outrage from the Author: David Richard Kasserman. Fall River Outrage recounts one of the most sensational and widely reported murder cases in early nineteenth-century America. When, in 1832, a pregnant mill worker was found hanged, the investigation implicated a prominent Methodist minister. Fearing adverse publicity, both the industrialists of Fall River and the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church engaged in energetic campaigns to obtain a favorable verdict. It was also one of the earliest attempts by American lawyers to prove their client innocent by assassinating the moral character of the female victim. Fall River Outrage provides insight in American social, legal, and labor history as well as women's studies.

Fatal Ambition

Author: William Sonzski
Publisher: Onyx Books
ISBN: 9780451402837
Size: 54.69 MB
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Fatal Ambition from the Author: William Sonzski. Gift.

New England Clam Murder

Author: Summer Prescott
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514721827
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New England Clam Murder from the Author: Summer Prescott. New England Clam Murder is a fast-paced romp through the dignified halls of the New England 'society set.' Divorced caterer Becca Rogers feels more than a little bit out of her league when she roams the ballrooms of the rich and shameless, serving the finest seafood in the region. Finding herself smack dab in the middle of a very mysterious set of circumstances when her ex-husband's new socialite wife is murdered, Becca's normal existence gets turned upside down as she learns that nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Filled with twists, turns and a lively cast of characters, this Cozy Mystery will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Invention Of Murder How The Victorians Revelled In Death And Detection And Created Modern Crime

Author: Judith Flanders
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007352476
Size: 47.86 MB
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The Invention Of Murder How The Victorians Revelled In Death And Detection And Created Modern Crime from the Author: Judith Flanders. “We are a trading community, a commercial people. Murder is doubtless a very shocking offence, nevertheless as what is done is not to be undone, let us make our money out of it.” Punch.

Murder On Trial

Author: Robert Asher
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791483614
Size: 55.41 MB
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Murder On Trial from the Author: Robert Asher. A historical romp through the fascinating subject of murder jurisprudence in the United States from the colonial period to the present, showing how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law.

New Born Child Murder

Author: Mark Jackson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719046070
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New Born Child Murder from the Author: Mark Jackson. This text concerns women who were accused of murdering their new-born children in the 18th century. It explores why certain women were suspected of murdering their children at birth and how they were subsequently treated by their neighbours, families, friends and the courts. The book draws heavily on a variety of archival material from the Northern Circuit courts and on a wide range of contemporary printed sources. Individual chapters focus on the key issues: the medical testimony in local investigations and in court; conflicting public representations of suspects; decision-making in the courts; debates about capital punishment and the administration of justice; and the changes in the law at the turn of the 19th century.

Murder And The Death Penalty In Massachusetts

Author: Alan Rogers
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558496330
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Murder And The Death Penalty In Massachusetts from the Author: Alan Rogers. For more than 300 years Massachusetts executed men and women convicted of murder. This book offers an account of how the efforts of reformers and abolitionists and the Supreme Judicial Court's commitment to the rule of law ultimately converged to end the death penalty in Massachusetts.

Murder In New England And Closing The Circle

Author: M. Webb
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781413748871
Size: 16.75 MB
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Murder In New England And Closing The Circle from the Author: M. Webb. Murder in New England is about a girl who was raped and becomes involved in a murder. This becomes a horrible secret between a group of guys and the girl. Because this girl had trouble dealing with this, she moved away as soon as she could, taking yet another secret with her. She returns to her hometown after receiving a note that someone was there that day and witnessed what had happened. She goes back to find out who it was and what the others know, unknowingly putting herself in danger. By chance, this all happens at the same time as her 25th class reunion. Slowly, people around her begin to die, but no matter how afraid she is, she can't leave yet. She needs to find out who sent her that note, and she wants to know the truth about what really happened that day. Her initial instinct is to run but she must stay and put a close to this once and for all, no matter what. Closing the Circle deals with a very dysfunctional family. This family is involved with drugs, incest, gangs, organized crime, robbery, and murder. The story opens with a brutal murder and the family trying to cover it up. We get to go along with this family, consisting of sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, and grandchildren, as they set about destroying their lives and the lives of the people around them.

The Secret History

Author: Donna Tartt
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405529636
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The Secret History from the Author: Donna Tartt. Truly deserving of the accolade 'modern classic', Donna Tartt's novel is a remarkable achievement - compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful. Under the influence of their charismatic Classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality, their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.