Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Murders that made headlines : crimes of Indiana / Jane Simon Ammeson.

Ammeson, Jane, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 364.152 AMM MUR (Text) 34207002108281 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 02/06/2018
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 364.1523 AMMESON (Text) 37500004432916 Information Services Desk - Circulating Available -
 Shelving: shelved at IS Desk [ MB 2017-10-24 @ JCKSN-SEY ]

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780253031266 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0253031265 : HRD
  • Physical Description: xiii, 193 pages illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Catharine Schumaker : an Indiana Lucretia Borgia -- An unfortunate Indiana family : Minnie May and Luella Mabbitt -- Jane Dorsey and the poison powders -- The death of Susan Beaver -- Miss Bryan's last cry -- Rough on rats : how not to win your man -- The disappearance of Carrie Selvage -- No way to leave your lovers -- Bootlegging, missing wills, disappearing jewels, deadly encounters : the story of Nettie and Harry Diamond -- The lady and the dragon : how Madge Oberholtzer brought down the KKK -- Double indemnity.
Summary, etc.: 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. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Murder > Indiana > History.
Murder > Indiana > Case studies.

Additional Resources