With an Axe

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Kensington Pub Corp, Dec 1, 2000 - True Crime - 351 pages
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From the infamous case of Lizzie Borden, who gave her mother "forty whacks" to the terrifying story of William Neal, whose rampage left three women hacked to death, here is a gruesome chronicle of history's most vicious axe murderers...

New York. 1841. JOHN C. COLT, brother of gun maker Samuel Colt, was one of the city's earliest recorded axe murderers. With ice cold indifference, he bludgeoned a man to death for money -- and hid the body in a crate.

Houston. 1983. KARLA FAY TUCKER savagely murdered Jerry Dean with a pickaxe. When she found God and personal salvation, Christian groups and feminists protested her death sentence. But the law said Karla had to pay...with her life.

Passaic, New Jersey. 1996. RITA GLUZMAN masterminded the brutal slaying of her husband, a brilliant Russian scientist. When her cousin was caught disposing of the victim's chopped-up body along the waterfront, he told police the whole monstrous story.

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on Friday, February 20, 2009 I wrote; I've read half of the stories and I am now at the Karla Faye Tucker one. I don't know much about this case. The only thing I do know is she was on death row and ... Read full review


Introduction With an Axe
One Crocodile of Vices
Two This Monstrous Affair

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H. Paul Jeffers is the author of seventy books and has been a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years.

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