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Murder Maps USA

Crime Scenes Revisited, Bloodstains to Ballistics

Adam Selzer

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A compendium of killing that plots the most remarkable American homicides between the Civil War and Second World War onto maps and plans, alongside crime scene photographs and compelling expert analysis


The most remarkable murders committed across the USA between the Civil War and World War II are intricately plotted onto maps and plans in this cartographic compendium of crime. Each case, forensically re-evaluated by Adam Selzer, is illuminated by chilling crime scene photographs, surviving exhibits and unnerving mugshots. From political assassinations to Wild West duels, and from the violent sprees of serial killers to gangland shootouts, this bloodthirsty tour of America’s criminal underworld uncovers the macabre particulars – and pioneering policework – of each case, in an era that saw the first conviction using fingerprints and the birth of the FBI laboratory.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.0 x 18.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 764

Publication date: 14 October 2021

ISBN: 9780500252598

About the Author

Adam Selzer is an author and researcher specializing in the secret side of history, rescuing long-lost stories from microfilm reels, tracing urban legends to their sources and uncovering the criminal underworld. He has been a tour guide in New York and Chicago, and has written over twenty books. Titles include multiple works of crime history, including H. H. Holmes: The True Story of the Devil in the White City, Mysterious Chicago and The Ghosts of Chicago.

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