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NEARLY FORGOTTEN TRUE CRIMES - VOLUME 2 tells the story of 7 crimes, and the events around them, which took place in the USA in the early 1900s and captured the attention of the American press and public at the time.
*MURDER IN DUPLICATE
Deep in the wilderness of the Washington timberlands the mutilated body of Ralph Allinson lay for months before it was accidentally discovered by a local lumberjack. A short time later police came across another decomposing body in dense undergrowth. With almost no clues to go on, only dilligent detective work and overwhelming circumstantial evidence led to the eventual capture and execution of the murderer.
*TRIP OF DEATH
Little did Phoebe Stader know that when she met with her lover William Frazer in his car one night, that she would never leave it alive. Not only that, she would not actually leave it at all for several days as her killer took off on a grisly journey that covered six states with her corpse concealed in the vehicle. An impossible situation which had to end soon - one way or the other.
*CHARLES BIRGER - GANGSTER KING OF LITTLE EGYPT
As leader of the Birger Gang, Charles Birger gained a reputation as one of the most cold blooded killers in criminal history, striking fear into the hearts of even his own ruthless gang of hoodlums. Known to have personally murdered three men at least, and ordered at least two others to be assassinated, the bloody war which erupted between him and the Shelton brothers in the 1920s claimed numerous other victims. Dynamite, machines gun, armored cars and even bombs dropped from airplanes were all used in an ever escalating conflict as South Illinois became a battleground for the warring mobsters.
*DEATH OF A MASCOT - THE SHOOTNG OF HUGHIE McLOON
For six days, racketeer, bootlegger, and killer Danny O'Leary was hunted by the police as the suspected murderer of ex-Philadelphia Aces mascot and local celebrity Hughie McLoon. Then detectives found him shot to death in his apartment with a bullet hole in his jaw and four more in his chest and shoulders - a victim of gangster's revenge or was he killed by others for different reasons? Pretty gangster's moll Jenny Brooks was a feisty, clever and tough-minded 16-year-old - did she hold the key to the mystery of Danny's murder, and even if she did, would she break the gangster’s code and tell the police what they wanted to know?
*KILLER IN THE ATTIC - THE BATMAN OF LOS ANGELES
One of the strangest stories ever was that of femme fatale Walburga 'Dolly' Osterreich and the murder of her wealthy husband Fred by her lover who'd been secretly living undiscovered in the attics of their homes for a decade. The extraordinay tale was worthy of one of the most lurid 'pulp' novels so popular in that time, and was all the more fascinating because it actually happened.
*THE MURDER OF MADELINE WHITE
The ravaged body of young Madeline White held no clue as to the identity of the monster who had brutally raped and murdered her - except for a blue silk handkerchief thrust into her mouth to stifle her frantic screams for help. Did it belong to the killer, and would Chicago detectives be able to use it in their attempts to track down the young girl's attacker?
*THE CAPTURE OF THE JERSEY KID
"Well, I guess I'm ready," the Jersey Kid said to his guards as he sucked deep on a frayed cigar one last time, and then shambled towards his appointment with the electric chair for the murder of George B Lee, shot to death in a $3500 hold-up. So ended the criminal career of Frank McBrien, alias John Murray, amongst a host of other aliases, who during his gang career used to boast of the slogan "death before dishonour" tattooed upon his forearm. This is the story of the events leading to his eventual capture and execution in New Jersey state prison, July 23, 1930.
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