Murders that Made Headlines

Murders that Made Headlines

Crimes of Indiana
Jane Simon Ammeson
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 08/25/2017
Format: Hardback 29 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-03126-6
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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 genteel women, respectable men, simpler times, mannerly interactions, and intimate acquaintances, but Murders that Made Headlines reveals the notorious true crimes lurking in our history.

Author Bio

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.

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Table of Contents

1. Catherine Schumaker: An Indiana Lucretia Borgia
2. An Unfortunate Indiana Family: Minnie May and Luella Mabbitt
3. Jane Dorsey and the Poison Powders
4. The Death of Susan Beaver
5. Miss Bryan’s Last Cry
6. Rough on Rats: How Not to Win Your Man
7. The Disappearance of Carrie Selvage
8. No Way to Treat Your Lovers
9. Bootlegging, Missing Wills, Disappearing Jewels, Deadly Encounters: The Story Of Nettie and Harry Diamond
10. The Lady and The Dragon: How Madge Overholtzer Brought Down the KKK
11. Double Indemnity
Selected Bibliography