Cohen ably places this rather ordinary crime within the context of 19th-century urban life and the development of a fledgling tabloid journalism, showing just how people throughout America came to be shocked by a crime that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The Murder of Helen Jewett is as much about mores and customs as it is about a lost soul. --Tjames Madison --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
It is well-written, scholarly without being boring or dry, and thoroughly objective without being judgmental. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Runner Girl
It's ok. I was a little disappointed after having read all the positive reviews. It's a good book if you like books that wander off topic, it's not that great if you prefer books... Read morePublished 7 months ago by E. Nelson
Many have complained about the wordiness of this book, but I truly appreciate every detail the author provides. I loved reading this book and likely will read it again.Published 17 months ago by K. Havens
Can't review the content as I have not yet read it. But was recommended to me by a highly respected colleague and friend who for me is the "Bible" on NYC and NYPD history.Published 22 months ago by Joseph G.
I purchased this book for my daughter attending college and the quick turnaround to receive the item was fantastic. The book arrived in perfect condition.Published on February 16, 2013 by G-Unit
The book was in very good condition. Once I removed the crinkly library plastic type covering over the jacket it was excellent.Published on February 1, 2013 by Brandy
The story doesn't move as fast as some might like but it is fact laden and heavily foot noted. A good book to read to sleep by.Published on January 21, 2013 by A. J. Tothacer
Intriguing story about an everyday woman who was considered not worthy to be mentioned because of her occupation. But her name is infamous because of this read.Published on January 13, 2013 by JACQUELINE