THE CORPSE IN THE CELLAR And Further Tales of Cleveland Woe

Author: Bellamy II (John Stark)
Year: 1999
Publisher: Gray & Company (Cleveland)
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781886228337
Price: 6.00
Softcover. The author's third book in the series delivers 25 more incredible but true stories of Cleveland crime and disaster, including : Crotchety old vigilante Jarvis Meach, who shot down robbers in cold blood with his beloved shotguns, "Old Bunty" and "Little Pet"; Wicked stepmother Mary Garrett who locked her stepdaughters in their bedroom, set fire to the house, and did all she could to get the furniture out unharmed; Lovesick Charlie McGill, who wanted to make an honourable woman out of his prostitute girlfriend. When she refused his proposal, he shot her 11 times in the face and chest, washed his hands, then kissed his lost love goodbye; The horrible Ashtabula Bridge Disaster, which killed more than 80 holiday travellers trapped in a fiery inferno after their passenger train plunged 82 feet to the snow-covered ground; The strange death of Minnie Peters, who bashed in her own head with her husband machinist's hammer in a most gruesome act of suicide; Cleveland's saddest circus, when 15 minutes of raging fire killed more than 50 animals. The show went on again that evening; Otto Lueth, Tremont's "murderer in short breeches," who silenced a neighbourhood girl with a hammer, then hid her body in the cellar of his mother's house. Come summertime, the odour gave him away; and more true local stories of courage, fear, deception, treachery, tragedy, violence, and guilt. Illus. with 104 photographs. 303pp. trade size p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.


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