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Queen City Gothic: Cincinnati's Most Infamous Murder Mysteries
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Townsend takes a balanced look at each crime, introduces the evidence available at the time and discusses the theories developed by the police. He then offers additional evidence or conclusions which may have surfaced in the years since the initial investigation. In all but one case, Townsend was permitted to examine the original police file. He also conducted his own investigation by speaking with police, reporters and witnesses, some of whom were overlooked in the the earlier investigation. He ends each story with a close look at the murder through the eyes of the individual who Townsend believes, based on his own research, committed the crime.
Townsend clearly has insight into the methods used by police and the psychology of the criminal. Time and again I found myself wondering, "why didn't I think of that", and then realizing--fortunately--that I don't think like a murderer.
Terrific book. I hope he writes a sequel.
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Thank you for taking the time to write this book. I found it very interesting and informative as a life long Cincinnati resident. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jan
Wow,what a read. Very interesting, couldn't put it down. I remember some of the storiesPublished 17 months ago by neverland
Finished reading this book and was disappointed in some of the research that had been done, since I lived in Clifton during the "Cincinnati Strangler" period.Published 18 months ago by nancy smith
This was a very interesting read. If you are interested in Cincinnati true crime, this is a must. I definitely recommend this book!Published 19 months ago by Karen Seal
Very well researched and exceptionally engaging. I grew up in the Queen City and some of these were close to home. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Thomas R. West