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The Mad Butcher Of Kingsbury Run

Author : Tim Huddleston
ISBN : 1490337571
Genre : True Crime
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It's one of the most infamous unsolved cases of all time...a mad butcher in Cleveland who decapitated and mutilated several victims in the 1930s and was never caught. When the famous Untouchable Elliot Ness is brought in the killer is tracked down and the verge of being arrested. So why was this killer allowed to walk free and never be arrested? Find out in this page-turning book!
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Torso

Author : Steven Nickel
ISBN : 0380709872
Genre : Fiction
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In The Wake Of The Butcher

Author : James Jessen Badal
ISBN : 0873386892
Genre : True Crime
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"In the Wake of the Butcher is based on police reports, autopsy protocols, personal interviews with the descendants of victims and investigators, and unpublished manuscripts and is illustrated with maps, rare crime scene and morgue photographs, and newspaper photos. The author dispels some long-held rumors about the crimes and confirms others. In the Wake of the Butcher presents its compelling case and leaves readers to come to their own conclusions about the notorious Cleveland murders."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: True Crime

Cleveland Torso Murders

Author : Naomi Jacobs
ISBN : 1542483174
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The Cleveland Torso Murder also known as 'The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run' was a still unidentified serial killer who got his name for the state of his victims' bodies when they were discovered; they had been beheaded and dismembered at various joints. Officially, the Cleveland Torso Murderer is believed to have killed 12 people, although most guess that this count was much higher.
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Eliot Ness And The Mad Butcher

Author : Max Allan Collins
ISBN : 9780062881991
Genre : True Crime
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In the spirit of Devil in the White City comes a true detective tale of the highest standard: the haunting story of Eliot Ness's forgotten final case–his years-long hunt for "The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run," a serial killer who terrorized Cleveland through the Great Depression, and tormented Ness to his dying breath. "A careening read that’s full of surprises. ... Collins and Schwartz deliver a nimble, taut tale. More importantly, they offer a portrait of a complex crime fighter who believed in science and reason at a time when most officers smacked suspects around with a blackjack, a portrait set against a backdrop of ethnic and class collisions, labor unrest, and political intrigue." —Kirkus Reviews In 1934, the nation’s most legendary crime-fighter–fresh from taking on the greatest gangster in American history–arrived in Cleveland, a corrupt and dangerous town about to host a world's fair. It was to be his coronation, as well as the city's. Instead, terror descended, as headless bodies started turning up. The young detective, already battling the mob and crooked cops, found his drive to transform American policing subverted by a menace largely unknown to law enforcement: a serial murderer. Eliot Ness's greatest case had begun. Now, Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz–the acclaimed writing team behind Scarface and the Untouchable–uncover this lost crime epic, delivering a gripping and unforgettable nonfiction account based on decades of groundbreaking research. Ness had risen to fame in 1931 for leading the “Untouchables,” which helped put Chicago’s Al Capone behind bars. As Cleveland's public safety director, in charge of the police and fire departments, Ness offered a radical new vision for better law enforcement. Crime-ridden and devastated by the Depression, Cleveland was preparing for a star-turn itself: in 1936, it would host the "Great Lakes Exposition," which would be visited by seven million people. Late in the summer of 1934, however, pieces of a woman’s body began washing up on the Lake Erie shore–first her ribs, then part of her backbone, then the lower half of her torso. The body count soon grew to five, then ten, then more, all dismembered in gruesome ways. As Ness zeroed in on a suspect–a doctor tied to a prominent political family?powerful forces thwarted his quest for justice. In this battle between a flawed hero and a twisted monster–by turns horror story, political drama, and detective thriller?Collins and Schwartz find an American tragedy, classic in structure, epic in scope.
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Though Murder Has No Tongue

Author : James Jessen Badal
ISBN : NWU:35556041059726
Genre : History
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The unfortunate victim of a frightened city desperately in need of a scapegoat. Though Murder Has No Tongue tells the story of Frank Dolezal, the only man actually arrested and charged with the infamous "Torso Murders" in Cleveland, Ohio, during the late 1930s. Dolezal, a fifty-two-year-old Slav immigrant, came to the attention of sheriff 's investigators because of his reputation as a strange man who possessed a stockpile of butcher knives. According to rumors, he threatened imagined transgressors and had a penchant for frequenting bars in the seedy neighborhood where the dismembered bodies of victims had been discovered. Dolezal was arrested in July 1939 and never saw freedom again. Convinced that they had captured the "Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run," sheriff's deputies interrogated Dolezal for two days under harsh conditions. Sheriff Martin O'Donnell called a press conference and announced that the long hoped-for break in the torso killings had finally come: Dolezal had admitted to the January 1936 murder and dismemberment of Flo Polillo, one of the early victims of the Mad Butcher. During the next six days, Dolezal was questioned further, given a lie detector test, beaten, and generally mistreated. Ultimately he was arraigned on firstdegree murder charges that were quickly dropped because he was denied legal representation. At his second arraignment in July, Dolezal was bound over on manslaughter charges. Within a month, he was dead--found hanged in his cell. His mysterious death was ruled a suicide. But was it? In Though Murder Has No Tongue, James Jessen Badal tells a gripping tale of justice gone wrong. It is also a modern story of forensic analysis as compelling as an episode of CSI. Using police and sheriff reports, inquest testimony, autopsy and archival photographs, unpublished notes from the primary investigators, and analyses from some of today's top forensic anthropologists and medical examiners, Badal establishes the facts, dispels rumors, and presents a thorough examination of the real reasons behind Frank Dolezal's mysterious death.
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Hell S Wasteland

Author : James Jessen Badal
ISBN : 1606351532
Genre : True Crime
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Serial Killer Trivia

Author : Michelle Kaminsky
ISBN : 9781612439204
Genre : True Crime
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The Ultimate Collection of Serial Killer Trivia for True Crime Fanatics This bloody and completely true trivia collection will horrify and intrigue readers, with answers to questions like “What was John Wayne Gacy’s last meal?”, “Which serial killer was captured because of a bloody footprint left on his victim?", “Who was the FBI agent credited with coining the term 'serial killer'?” and “How was one mass murderer able to get away with selling his victim’s skeletons to medical students?” Perfect for any murderino, true crime junkie or connoisseur of macabre tales, this fact-packed book quizzes readers on their true crime knowledge and offers fascinating stories of well-known murderers as well as lesser-known, but just as nefarious, killers. You’ll be surprised at how many fascinating tidbits you’ll learn about the world’s most cold-blooded and dangerous people.
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Pennsylvania Oddities

Author : Marlin Bressi
ISBN : 9781620060322
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Researcher and author Marlin Bressi has compiled a panoply of unsolved mysteries and unusual happenings throughout the history of the Keystone State. From unsolved mysteries, headless corpses, missing persons, to ghosts and missing treasure, Bressi's compilation is sure to entertain: CONTENTS: PART I: UNSOLVED MYSTERIES 1. The Lamb's Gap Murder Mystery 2. Berks County's Missing Skeleton 3. Who Buried the Babies in the Church Cellar? 4. A Cat's Funeral and a Philadelphia Mystery 5. Allison Hill's House of Mystery 6. The Broad Mountain Mystery 7. The Kulpmont Mob Murders of 1939 8. The True Story of Shamokin's Famous Missing Head 9. The Mystery of the Murder Marsh PART II: STRANGE PLACES AND PEOPLE 10. The Cripple's Curse and the Kings of Pittsburgh 11. The Aeronaut's Fate: The Story of Wash Donaldson 12. Witchcraft in Stony Creek Valley 13. The Strange Connection Between Bucknell University and the RMS Titanic 14. The Tragic Fate of Homer Swaney 15. Simeon Pfoutz: Lord of the Manor 16. The Headless Horseman of Lawrence County 17. Mount Carmel's Mysterious Suicide Cell 18. A Tragedy in Ghost Hollow 19. The Loomis Street Affair: Haunting or Hoax? 20. The Ticking Tombstone 21. A Ghost in the Furnace PART III: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 22. Dynamite and Diphtheria: The Strange Trial of Lloyd Wintersteen 23. The Hanging of Charles Chase 24. The Lutz Axe Murder 25. The Ghost of Adam Volkovitch 26. Mount Carmel's Night of Terror: The Strantz & Yorkavage Crime Spree of 1937 27. The Murder of Daisy Smith PART IV: ODDS AND ENDS (A collection of interesting newspaper clippings)
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Eliot Ness And The Untouchables

Author : Kenneth Tucker
ISBN : 9780786488773
Genre : Performing Arts
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Lawman Eliot Ness has been transformed into legend by the films and television programs that depicted the war he and his “Untouchables” waged against Al Capone and the mobsters of Prohibition-era Chicago. Published by McFarland in 2000, the first edition of this volume analyzed both Ness the person and Ness the myth. This updated and expanded second edition is enhanced by information gathered through interviews with members of the original casts of the television and film versions of The Untouchables. Also included is new material on the historical Frank Nitti and “The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run,” along with several gangsters whom Ness never actually encountered except in his media portrayals, among them Mad Dog Coll and Dutch Schultz. The author concludes by evaluating the life and accomplishments of Eliot Ness, and his impact as a cultural icon.
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The Gates Of Janus

Author : Ian Brady
ISBN : 9781627310147
Genre : True Crime
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To understand human character, one must first explore the depraved reaches of human consciousness
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A Touch Of Cleveland History

Author : Bob Rich
ISBN : 9781938441332
Genre : History
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These 57 short stories are an entertaining introduction to the history of Cleveland, Ohio, for natives or newcomers. They highlight exceptional people and notable events from log cabin days to the mighty industrial era, and cover subjects from sports to fashion to crime. For any Clevelander who wants to know a little more about the old hometown.
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Torso The Story Of Eliot Ness And The Search For A Psycopathic Killer

Author : Steven Nickel
ISBN : 9780895875433
Genre : TRUE CRIME
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In the 1920s, Eliot Ness gained fame as the leader of the Untouchables, a small band of law-enforcement agents who disrupted the activities of Al Capone and his organization. By 1934, Ness had moved to Cleveland to become director of public safety. But it was there that he met his nemesis in the form of a serial killer. When Ness arrived in Cleveland, he quickly made his presence felt with a major overhaul of the police force and zealous raids to stop illegal gambling. Despite these early successes and some 2,400 officers at his disposal, Ness failed in his efforts to find the lone psychopathic killer whose trademark decapitations terrorized the entire city. Many of the 12 known victims were residents of hobo jungles and were so anonymous that only three of them were even positively identified. In 1942, the killings stopped as mysteriously as they had begun in 1935. But the damage to Ness's reputation as a guardian of the law and order was already done, and the stage was set for the downhill slide in his life. Set against the vividly drawn background of Cleveland during the Depression, the missing chapter in Ness's career and the story of the grisly serial killer make compelling reading.
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Serial Killers Unsolved

Author : Robert Keller
ISBN : 1535212349
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10 Real-life Serial Killer Mysteries That Have Never Been Solved True crime cases included in this volume; Zodiac: America's most enigmatic serial killer. Zodiac killed at least 5 and carried on an extended letter writing campaign, taunting the San Francisco police and daring them to try and stop him. The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run: Not even celebrated crime fighter Eliot Ness could put an end to the Butcher's deadly murder spree. The Monster of Florence: Il Mostro stalked the lover's lanes and campsites around Florence for over two decades, killing and harvesting body parts. Jack the Ripper: The granddaddy of all serial killers. Saucy Jack terrorized London's East End for three blood-drenched months in 1888, leaving a trail of mutilated corpses in his wake. The Axeman of New Orleans: A homicidal maniac who reeked havoc on New Orleans during the early part of the 20th century and seemed to bear a particular grudge against Italian grocers. The Boston Strangler: Albert De Salvo took the fall while the real Strangler, slayer of as many as 13 women, walked free. The Frankford Slasher: A lethal ripper who stalked the streets of Philadelphia during the 1980's killing and mutilating his victims. Bible John: A Bible-sprouting psychopath who raped and strangled three young women in 1960's Glasgow. But was he eventually caught for another murder? The Servant Girl Annihilator: A deadly serial killer who started by targeting Austin's servant population, before setting his sights on the city's social elite. Jack the Stripper: The Stripper bamboozled London's police in the 60's committing a series of strangulation murders that have never been solved. Scroll up to grab your copy of Serial Killers Unsolved.
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Crime Buff S Guide To Outlaw Pennsylvania

Author : Ron Franscell
ISBN : 9781493004454
Genre : History
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DIVThe Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania is the ultimate guidebook to the crime, injustice, and seedy history of the Keystone State. With photographs, maps, directions, and sites to visit, this collection of outlaw tales serves as both a travel guide and an entertaining and informational read. It is a one-of-a-kind exploration into well-known and more obsure sites in Pennsylvania that retain memories of bandits and their scandalous deeds./divDIV /divDIVThe Crime Buff series offers indispensable guidebooks for criminal-history enthusiasts and travelers. Each site description includes a brief summary of the spot’s significance, historical context, maps, directions, and photos. Appealing to both residents and visitors, the books reveal the exploits of famous and less famous outlaws in an irresistable and informational manner. Readers will be shocked, unsettled, and captivated by the true stories and secrets illuminated in the Outlaw collection. /div
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Scarface And The Untouchable

Author : Max Allan Collins
ISBN : 9780062441966
Genre : True Crime
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The new definitive history of gangster-era Chicago–a landmark work that is as riveting as a thriller A CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR “An extraordinary achievement. The writing is riveting, the research impeccable.” —Sara Paretsky “Gripping. ... Reads like a novel.” —Chicago magazine “Revolutionizes our understanding of Al Capone and Eliot Ness." —Matthew Pearl Includes 115 photographs and a map of gangland Chicago. In 1929, thirty-year-old gangster Al Capone ruled both Chicago's underworld and its corrupt government. To a public who scorned Prohibition, "Scarface" became a local hero and national celebrity. But after the brutal St. Valentine's Day Massacre transformed Capone into "Public Enemy Number One," the federal government found an unlikely new hero in a twenty-seven-year-old Prohibition agent named Eliot Ness. Chosen to head the legendary law enforcement team known as "The Untouchables," Ness set his sights on crippling Capone's criminal empire. Today, no underworld figure is more iconic than Al Capone and no lawman as renowned as Eliot Ness. Yet in 2016 the Chicago Tribune wrote, "Al Capone still awaits the biographer who can fully untangle, and balance, the complexities of his life," while revisionist historians have continued to misrepresent Ness and his remarkable career. Enter Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, a unique and vibrant writing team combining the narrative skill of a master novelist with the scholarly rigor of a trained historian. Collins is the New York Times bestselling author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition. Schwartz is a rising-star historian whose work anticipated the fake-news phenomenon. Scarface and the Untouchable draws upon decades of primary source research—including the personal papers of Ness and his associates, newly released federal files, and long-forgotten crime magazines containing interviews with the gangsters and G-men themselves. Collins and Schwartz have recaptured a bygone bullet-ridden era while uncovering the previously unrevealed truth behind Scarface's downfall. Together they have crafted the definitive work on Capone, Ness, and the battle for Chicago.
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Cuyahoga County

Author : Judith G. Cetina Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781439625644
Genre : Photography
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Cuyahoga County, located on the shores of Lake Erie and the banks of the Cuyahoga, has recently marked its bicentennial, celebrating two centuries of history and achievement. From the county’s creation in 1808, to the World War II era and beyond, Cuyahoga County was transformed from a frontier community into a vibrant urban center. Today this part of northeastern Ohio is envied for its distinctive neighborhoods, embrace of various religious creeds, resilient entrepreneurship, ethnically and racially diverse population, political leadership, recreational facilities, splendid cultural and educational institutions, storied sports franchises, and distinguished health facilities. Cuyahoga County government and its citizens are also renowned for their philanthropy and concern for those most vulnerable; championing ideals that ensure everyone an equal place at the table and freedom everywhere. This worldview was rooted in the actions of those who, throughout the centuries, risked their lives and fortunes to attain these goals, giving greater meaning to the area’s Underground Railroad code name: HOPE.
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The Irish Sports Pages

Author : Les Roberts
ISBN : 9781598510133
Genre : Fiction
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Hired by a no-nonsense Common Pleas judge to track down a con man who has been stealing from local residents, Milan Jacovich and his client become suspects when the man is found dead with Jacovich's name on a paper at his side.
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Murder Cases Of The Twentieth Century

Author : David K. Frasier
ISBN : UOM:39015040675780
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles of crimes that occurred prior to 1992 and the criminals.
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