The Indispensable Guide to Early American Murder

The Indispensable Guide to Early American Murder

When someone in America had been murdered, and anyone else had written about it, then Thomas McDade read the results, and took notes. More than a reading list, his “The Annals of Murder” is a remarkable look at America’s long obsession with true crime: an eleven-hundred-and-twenty-six-round game of Clue, with a rotating roster of weapons and settings, murders and victims, verdicts and executions.

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