Narrated by Simon Mattacks
Approximately 7 hours
Book published by Kent State University Press
This anthology of thirteen true crime stories includes the mysterious slaying of Charles Walton, who was found slashed and pierced to death in an area notorious for its associations with black magic; the murder of Eric Tombe, whose body was located because of a recurring dream in which his mother saw Eric down a well; the terrorizing of Hammersmith, London, in the early nineteenth century by the nocturnal appearance of a “ghost”; the Salem witchcraft trials; the murder of Rasputin, who was believed by some in Russia to be a miracle worker and by others to be a dangerous charlatan; a Scottish tale in which evidence given by the ghost of the victim was allowed at the murderer’s trial; and the bizarre goings-on at 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York, where Ronnie DeFeo Jr. murdered his entire family—the new occupants were subjected to all manner of sinister events, including the presence of poltergeists, or were they?
Jonathan Goodman has been described by Jacques Barzun as “the greatest living master of true crime literature.” His books include Murder in High Places, The Killing of Julia Wallace, Bloody Versicles: The Rhymes of Crime, and The Passing of Starr Faithfull, and Murder on Several Occasions.
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