Girls of Murder City Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago

ISBN-10: 0143119222

ISBN-13: 9780143119227

Edition: 2011

Authors: Douglas Perry
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Description: The untold true story of the murders that inspired the iconic musical Chicago. With a thrilling, fast-paced narrative, award-winning journalist Douglas Perry vividly captures the sensationalized circus atmosphere that gave rise to the concept of the celebrity criminal- and gave Chicago its most famous story. The Girls of Murder Cityrecounts two scandalous, sex-fueled murder cases and how an intrepid "girl reporter" named Maurine Watkins turned the beautiful, media-savvy suspects-"Stylish Belva" and "Beautiful Beulah"-into the talk of the town. Fueled by rich period detail and a cast of characters who seemed destined for the stage, The Girls of Murder Cityis a crackling tale that simultaneously presents the freewheeling spirit of the Jazz Age and its sober repercussions.

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Douglas L. Perry is Founder and VP of Customer Solutions at Bridges2Silicon a new startup HDL hardware debugging company. Prior positions include Director of Strategic Marketing with Exemplar Logic, Inc. Mr. Perry has been active in the CAE field for almost two decades and is also the author of the first three editions of VHDL Programming by Example. He earned his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering at South Dakota State University and also did graduate studies at the University of Santa Clara. He lives in San Ramon, California.

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Chicago, 1924
Prologue
A Mad Ecstasy
A Grand Object Lesson
The Variable Feminine Mechanism
One-Gun Duel
Hang Me? That's a Joke
No Sweetheart in the World Is Worth Killing
The Kind of Gal Who Never Could Be True
A Modern Salome
Her Mind Works Vagrantly
Jail School
The Girls of Murder City
The Love-Foiled Girl
It's Terrible, but It's Better
What Fooled Everybody
A Modest Little Housewife
Anne, You Have Killed Me
Beautiful�but Not Dumb!
The Tides of Hell
Hatproof, Sexproof, and Damp
A Grand and Gorgeous Show
Entirely Too Vile
The Most Monotonous City on Earth
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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