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Notorious Crimes of the Upper Midwest: Con-men, Cutthroats, Killers, and Cannibals

Tom Baker

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Tour the Upper Midwest to explore the blood-soaked halls of hideous history through twenty dark and demented stories from the corridors of criminal infamy. This expose of true crime examines a historical roster of the bad and the brutal: from old-time con men and gunslingers, to hardcore serial killers of the modern era. Meet the redoubtable Ed Gein; the haunting and harrowing Honeymoon Killers; the "Gruesome Gal of the Western Plains," Calamity Jane; Wild Bill Hickok; serial sex killer John Norman Collins; Al Capone; Carl Panzram; the Lonelyhearts Killers; Larry Eyler; Teena Brandon; Gwendolyn Graham; George Lester; Babyface Nelsen; John Dillinger; Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck; Larry Hall; Tricia Lynn Reitler; Jason and Kimberly Tuzinski; and Frank Gilmer—villains that will leave you infuriated and intrigued at their infernal notoriety. Join the author on a round-up of the rotten as you take a thrill-ride of historic significance in a world gone mad.

Size: 6" x 9" | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353895

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Tom Baker is the author of Haunted Indianapolis (with Jonathan Tichenal), Scary Urban Legends, Midwest Maniacs, Midwest UFOs and Beyond, 50 Famous Fables, and Indiana Ghost Folklore.He has written numerous novels and short pieces. He spends his sparetime making experimental music and art and lives in Marion, Indiana.