Murders that Made Headlines : Crimes of Indiana
Even the most sensational and scandalous crimes can disappear into history, the spine-chilling tales forgotten by subsequent generations. Murders that Made Headlines reveals some of these extraordinary but forgotten true events that captured the public's attention in the course of the last 200 years. Jane Simon Ammeson recounts the astonishing and sometimes bizarre stories of arsenic murders, Ponzi schemes, prison escapes, perjury, and other shocking crimes that took place in the Hoosier state. When we think of bygone eras, we often imagine gentile women, respectable men, simpler times, mannerly interactions, and intimate acquaintances, but Murders that Made Headlines reveals the notorious true crimes lurking in our history.
- Hardback | 212 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 394.63g
- 25 Aug 2017
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
- 29 b&w illus.
About Jane Simon Ammeson
Jane Simon Ammeson is a freelance writer and photographer who specializes in travel, food, and personalities. She writes frequently for the Times of Northwest Indiana, Chicago Life Magazine, Edible Michiana, AAA Home & Away, Experience Curacao, Experience Rivera May, Nashville Tennessean and Cincinnati Enquirer. She is the author of Hauntings of the Underground Railroad: Ghosts of the Midwest, A Jazz Age Murder in Northwest Indiana and East Chicago.
Table of contents
Introduction 1. Catherine Schumaker: An Indiana Lucretia Borgia2. An Unfortunate Indiana Family: Minnie May and Luella Mabbitt3. Jane Dorsey and the Poison Powders4. The Death of Susan Beaver5. Miss Bryan's Last Cry6. Rough on Rats: How Not to Win Your Man7. The Disappearance of Carrie Selvage8. No Way to Treat Your Lovers9. Bootlegging, Missing Wills, Disappearing Jewels, Deadly Encounters: The Story Of Nettie and Harry Diamond10. The Lady and The Dragon: How Madge Overholtzer Brought Down the KKK11. Double IndemnitySelected Bibliography