The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired Chicago

The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired Chicago

author: Douglas Perry
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.64
book published: 2010
rating: 3
read at: 2011/06/14
date added: 2011/06/14
shelves: biography, crime, ebook, gender, history, media, non-fiction
Interesting tale of the women murderers of 1920s Chicago and one of the "girl reporters" who covered them. Sometimes disjointed – I kept mixing up Belva & Beulah – but solid storytelling. Apparently he aims to correct some of the myths about the author of the original play "Chicago" (the aforementioned girl reporter) – none of which I was aware of, but she’s an intriguing character nonetheless.

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