Murder Among the Mighty: Celebrity Sightings That Shocked America

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Rowman & Littlefield, Mar 5, 1983 - True Crime - 352 pages
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In this riveting book of celebrity murders Jay Robert Nash provides keen insights into the mind of the murderer, and has carefully researched each murder to bring new facts to light. He devotes a chapter to each celebrity murder spanning from the slaying of Big Jim Fisk in 1872 up through the poisoning of Sunny Von Bulow in 1982. This is a fascinating account of how the other side lives...and kills.
 

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Contents

1872 Edward S Ned Stokes Slayer of Big Jim Fisk
1
1893 Carlyle Harris Killer of a Secret Wife
11
1906 Harry K Thaw The Millionaire Murderer
20
1907 Dora Feldman McDonald Murder for Love
41
1909 Dr Bennett Clarke Hyde The Lethal Inheritance
50
1910 Stanley Ketchel Murder of a Champion
56
1918 Charles Chapin Debts That Killed
69
1924 Kid McCoy The Marrying Murderer
75
1965 Tom Neal The SelfDestructive Actor
165
1968 Ramon Novarro A Perversion That Killed
171
1975 John S Knight III Death from Pleasure
179
1976 Sal Mineo The Murder of a Rebel
188
1976 Claudine Longet A Case of Criminally Negligent Homicide
198
1978 Dan White Death at the Seat of Power
207
1980 Jean Struven Harris A Wronged Womans Fury
218
1980 Allard Lowenstein Death of a DoGooder
247

1928 Arnold Rothstein A Bullet for Mr Big
89
1930 Alfred Jake Lingle End of a Tycoon Reporter
101
1930 Jerry Buckley Crusade of Death
113
1935 Thelma Todd A Silver Screen Mystery
118
1943 Henry C Heinz One Burglary Too Many
128
1958 The TurnerStompanato Killing A Family Affair
136
1964 Candace Mossler Millions and Murder
155
1980 Dorothy Stratten The Rise and Fall of a Playmate
256
1980 Everett Clarke Murder on the Stage
265
1980 Michael J Halberstam The GeniustoGenius Murder
269
1980 John Lennon The Slaying of a Superstar
282
19791980 Claus von Bulow Injecting the Big Sleep
296
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Jay Robert Nash is the bestselling author of Bloodletters and Badmen, Hustlers and Con Men, and the Almanac of True Crime. He received a special Edgar Allen Poe award in 1991 for his Encyclopedia of World Crime. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

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