Murder in Minnesota by Walter Trenerry

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"My investigation of Minnesota murders over the years revealed no new motives for killing anyone. The old ones are perfectly satisfactory. . . . I hope you will find these murders interesting. I regret that I could not report the most ingenious and remarkable ones. They looked like accidents or natural deaths and were never discovered."-- Walter N. TrenerryMurder in Minnesota features some of the state's most infamous criminals--a collection of fascinating and disagreeable characters usually ignored by historians. They live again in these pages as the conniving, clever, mad, or pitiful creatures they were. Fifteen chapters--involving both well-known and obscure practitioners of the deadly art--tell the stories of Ann Blansky, the only woman hanged in Minnesota; the famous Younger brothers, who with the James boys robbed the Northfield bank in 1876; the six Arbogast women of St. Paul, who kept a murderous secret that still remains undisclosed; and many more.
 

About Walter Trenerry

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Walter N. Trenerry spent two years researching and writing about the colorful, if sometimes gruesome, deeds of some of Minnesota's most notorious criminals. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, former professor at the St. Paul College of Law, retired lawyer, and amateur historian.
 
Published September 29, 2009 by Minnesota Historical Society Press. 280 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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