Queen City Gothic and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Save: $4.28 (12%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: --- Pages have no markings - All items are guaranteed to be in said or better condition ---
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $0.83
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Queen City Gothic: Cincinnati's Most Infamous Murder Mysteries Hardcover – October 12, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1449018917 ISBN-10: 1449018912

Buy New
Price: $30.67
19 New from $28.89 18 Used from $12.51
Amazon Price New from Used from
eTextbook
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$30.67
$28.89 $12.51

Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student



Frequently Bought Together

Queen City Gothic: Cincinnati's Most Infamous Murder Mysteries + The Cincinnati Crime Book + Cincinnati Haunted Handbook
Price for all three: $59.50

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 482 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (October 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449018912
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449018917
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,197,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

J. T. Townsend is a freelance writer and lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He is the former true crime historian for Snitch Magazine, and his work has appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Magazine, Word Magazine, and Clews. In addition, he appeared in the 2008 British Documentary Conversations With a Serial Killer. This is his first book. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
20
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 24 customer reviews
I highly recommend it to all mystery or history fans.
Charles Foertmeyer
His writing style is richly descriptive while it maintains a smooth and natural flow.
Patricia A. Stephenson
I couldn't put this book down till I finished it and then I started reading it again.
Ohio Reader

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patricia A. Stephenson on December 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
J. T. Townsend's book presents thirteen cold cases spanning from 1904 to 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although each murder is distinct, a common thread of heartbreaking loss binds the chapters together. Townsend is able to deftly convey the frustration of the police and captures the vestige of haunting desperation left behind by an unsolved murder. His writing style is richly descriptive while it maintains a smooth and natural flow. It is the dogged attention to detail though that shines through and carries the book. I was never in want of another angle considered. All in all, it's required reading for those fascinated by tales of true crime.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Smith on December 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover
J.T. Townsend knocks it out of the ballpark with Queen City Gothic. In these unsolved cases there lies equal parts interest, fascination and frustration that the authorities have never solved the mystery. Each case keeps the reader up at night turning pages, but the one that I can't stop thinking about is the Bricca case, and the eyes of the beautiful little girl that will never age. Equally frustrating are the cases that were solved (sometimes with a confession!), but were botched due to police incompetence or O.J.-level jury stupidity. A well-researched, outstanding first book the reader won't be able to put down. Looking forward to the author's next!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susie Cincinnati on February 22, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was recommended to me by a friend. Growing up in The Cincinnati area I was able to envision these areas and imagine what they were like when these crimes were committed. The author makes each case a chapter, detailing and analyzing the evidence and then giving us his take on what happened. The photos and old newspaper clippings added a nostalgic touch to very gruesome and tragic events. This is a good book if you like 'who-dun-its'! But beware, these are unsolved murders..... the culprits could be still out there!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Mcgill on December 31, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
j.T. Townsend has done a great job. The book contains stories of cold cases from the Cincinnati area from 1904 thru 1970. He has included information from the original police reports, court records, and newspaper accounts of 13 of the most infamous murders from this great city. All of the reported facts are there, its up to you to come up with what you think happened. Fast read, nicely done.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David W. Gray on November 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
J. T. Townsend has created the most interesting crime book I've had the pleasure of being intrigued by in his new work, "Queen City Gothic." Thirteen chapters, thirteen mysterious unsolved Cincinnati murder cases from the twentieth century. Townsend lays out the facts of each case for the reader to see, then solves the cases as he leads us through plots of passion, jealousie, greed and all the sordid human frailties that lead to murder. If you like solving mysteries treat yourself to "Queen City Gothic".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charles Foertmeyer on November 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I don't write many reviews, as I am always busy writing my own books. However, I wanted to tell every murder mystery buff about this fantastic book. My personal interest in this book was the most comprehensive coverage I have ever seen of the 1963 Greenhills, Ohio murder of 15 year old cheerleader Patty Rebholz. This is a tragically fascinating story, and only one of thirteen such mystifying cold cases placed on your doorstep in J.T. Townsend's Queen City Gothic. As an author myself, I appreciate the work and effort that has gone into this amazing book. I highly recommend it to all mystery or history fans.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ohio Reader on September 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I couldn't put this book down till I finished it and then I started reading it again.

As a kid I remember seeing headlines in the Cincinnati newspapers about these cases and being forbidden by my parents to read any more. These cases are still haunting, especially those of Eugene Pearson and Sally Brown, so close to home when they were struck down.

Many of the victims were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is fitting there should be a record of their lives, as short as they were.

I look forward to a sequel also.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By day on August 21, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you are into true murder mysteries, and may know the area of cincinnati then this book is for you. You will want to read it even if you don't know the area. The setting is in the early 1900 til 1970's. There are many cold cases to fascinate us and the entrigue use of modern day forensics to help give insight to some calculated guesses to who do it. but!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?