Great American Crime Stories

Lyons Press Classics

Book Description

A chilling, thrilling collection of true American crimes, long-forgotten and legendary

The Bloody Benders Family . . . The Black Hand of New Orleans . . . The Crimes of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch . . . The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah . . . Rachel Wall, Female Pirate and The Last Woman to be Hanged in Massachusetts . . . Dr. Valorous Coolidge, who Performed the Autopsy on the Man He Murdered . . . and even a crime chronicled by President Abraham Lincoln. This criminal collection of Lyons Press American Classics delivers the murderous, thieving, and otherwise nefarious acts we love to read about—all from our deep history and in a book that makes a great gift as part of Lyons’s outstanding Americana library.

About Bowers, Bill

Bill Bowers is a freelance editor and writer. He lives with his wife in rural New England.