Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s
Melina Druga, author
Crime is rampant. People live in fear. Government officials and the media offer solutions. Sounds like life in the 21st century. But it isn’t. It’s the 1910s: a decade filled with a myriad of crimes, including missing-person cases, robbery, arson and – of course – murder. Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s examines 18 murder cases that captured the public’s attention a century ago. They include: •\tA priest who believed his crime was divinely inspired. •\tA family that was murdered by ax in their sleep and is believed to be victims of a serial killer. •\tA teenage girl who was either murdered or committed suicide, depending on if the prosecution or the defense team is to be believed. •\tA delivery man who killed a customer because she forced him to make change. •\tA killer who blamed his behavior on his love of reading dime novels.