Murder of the Century by Paul Collins

Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. in the Local History Room

Synopsis: Clues to a horrifying crime are turning up all over New York in the summer of 1897. There are no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. Not even a whole body. The police are baffled, but media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst turn it into a publicity circus as reporters, cops and common citizens race to find the killer. The subsequent trial is even more sensational. A gripping true-crime narrative and an astonishing portrait of the birth of yellow journalism.

Why I chose this book: "Modern forensics provide an invaluable tool for criminal investigators, but I have often wondered what police did before fingerprinting, D.N.A. analysis and ballistics? And with violent crimes such as murder, what trails did they follow after a victim was discovered? Reading about the history of American law enforcement, especially in the 19th Century, is an eye opening experience of how crime was dealt with before the arrival of technology we now take for granted. " -- Kevin

There is so much to talk about in this book!  Pick up a copy at the AYA desk on the 2nd floor and then join Kevin for another great discussion.  Light refreshments will be served.

Created by Anne Curran on Feb 28th, 2018 @ 3:22 PM.
Updated on Feb 28th, 2018 @ 4:29 PM.