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Famous Crimes: Stories of Law and Order in Minnesota Perfect Paperback – April 15, 2008

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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: D Media (April 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978795652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978795658
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,094,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"As a lifelong Minneapolitan I thought I knew all the Twin Cities murder legends, but it turns out not to be. In this little book are packed a tantalizing collection of crime and punishment--some well-known, others previously hidden from view. The most disturbing murder described in this collection is that of a small child by his adoptive mother. It was unsolved for 22 years. But eventually justice prevailed as it did in the case of a prominent lawyer who arranged the death of his wife. Oddly enough both the adoptive mother and the lawyer have served their lengthy sentences and are free, living quietly. There is even a serial killer, whose nationwide series of murders almost stretches the imagination--both the murderer and his victims well-known high flyers.

Perhaps the most far-reaching tale is that of the Twin Cities gangster world. During the 1920's massive corruption of every sort thrived in both Minneapolis and St.Paul, energized by Prohibition. This drama has everything--murders, payoffs, prostitution, corrupt law enforcement, and politicians--everything that makes a true story better than fiction.

There are still some fascinating murders out there wanting to be told. I await a further collection. Both Sheri O'Meara and Merle Minda are the best of story tellers. Dear Reader, dip into this book. You wont want to put it down until you have read it all."

Jane Pejsa, Non-fiction author, Minneapolis MN
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Enjoyed every minute of this book, especially the Congdon story. I remember the T. Eugene Thompson story from when I was a kid, and later, Virginia Piper. Definitely of interest to Minnesotans.
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By Sara Harrington on August 3, 2013
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It was an easy read - T Eugene Thompson's was the best story in there, perhaps because I was too young to remember that one.
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