MURDER AMONG THE MIGHTY Celebrity Slayings That Shocked America

Author: Nash (Jay Robert)
Year: 1983
Publisher: Delacorte Press (New York)
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg
ISBN: 0440059569
Price: 15.00
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Hardback. Of all the murders reported in the newspapers, those involving celebrities always rate the biggest headlines, catering to the American public's intense interest in the rich, the famous, and the powerful - and how they live and die. Slayings that shocked and titilated readers when they happened still have the same attraction today. The author has selected 28 of the most sensational cases that took place during the previous 100yrs, going behind the headlines to reveal the full stories of those involved. Contents include : the shooting of millionaire and railway tycoon Jim Fisk; the killing of architect Stanford White by "Mad Harry" Thaw; the mysterious killing of Arnold Rothstein, America's most powerful gambler of the 1920s; the slaying of actress Thelma Todd; the knifing of gangster Johnny Stompanato, lover of movie star Lana Turner, by her 14yr. old daughter; the torture murder of actor Ramon Novarro; the bizarre slaying of newspaper heir John S. Knight; the shooting of Aspen ski instructor Vladimir "Spider" Sabich by singer Claudine Longet; the murder of former congressman Allard Lowenstein and the murder of superstar John Lennon + many, many more. Illus., Bibliog. and Index. 330pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Vg+ in Vg. dw.

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