Blood on the Mitten: Infamous Michigan Murders, 1700s to present - Tom Carr
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By Tom Carr
Published by Mission Point Press
Yes, before Michigan became a state, there were witch trials, scalp collectors, dirty sports and a massacre of epic proportions. The lumber era that followed made Michigan as much of a wild, wild west as Deadwood. And Prohibition allowed a group of Detroit thugs to run roughshod over even the likes of Al Capone.
• A father who shoots his daughter and friends for being hippies, just as an eerily similar tale hits the silver screen
• A widow whose love of dressing up leaves a trail of poisoned relatives across the Lower Peninsula
• A lawless Upper Peninsula town that not only hangs two criminals without trial, but forces women to lie with the corpses
• A murder that spread its victim’s body parts along I-75 from Detroit to Pellston
There are more than 50 illustrated, read-out loud tales from across time and the state in Blood on the Mitten: Infamous Michigan Murders, 1700s – Present.
Not to mention that Michigan is
• the first state to put hate crimes on the radar, leading to national legislation
• the first and only state with a king
• the home of Kevorkian, Custer and the Oklahoma bombers
• and the first English-speaking state or territory to outlaw capital punishment
In Blood on the Mitten, crimes of passion, crimes of necessity and cold, calculated evil take on flesh, bones and blood. The illustrated book also looks at historical context of murder, in Michigan and beyond.
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