Who doesn’t love a good homicide? Murders, Mysteries and History pulls 150 years of forgotten crimes straight from the pages of yesterday’s news and stirs them in a historical mix to produce a book like no other. Get the scoop on more than a hundred real-life murders and unsolved killings. Vics, suspects, perps. Judges and juries. Jails and penitentiaries. Hangings, electrocutions and nothing less than simply getting away with murder. Sometimes brutal, often haunting, always entertaining. Murders, Mysteries and History is the perfect reminder that the past was never a gentle place to live.
The irony is that Don Hilton doesn't care much for history. Neither is he a fan of murder mysteries. But he loves to research and is happy to learn almost anything to tell stories that nobody else remembers. This is his third book based on the past of Crawford County, Pennsylvania.