Mystery on the Isles of Shoals
Closing the Case on the Smuttynose Ax Murders of 1873Book - 2014
The cold-blooded ax murder of two innocent Norwegian women at their island home off the coast of New Hampshire has gripped the region since 1873. The killer, a handsome Prussian fisherman down on his luck, was quickly captured, convicted in a widely publicized trial, and hanged in an unforgettable gallows spectacle. But he never confessed and, while in prison, gained a circle of admirers whose blind faith in his innocence still casts a shadow of doubt. Finally a definitive "whydunnit" account of the Smuttynose Island ax murders has arrived. Dennis Robinson goes beyond the headlines of the burgeoning yellow press to explore the deeper lessons about American crime, justice, economics, and hero worship.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Skyhorse Publishing, 
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 R563
Characteristics: xxvi, 420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm