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The girls of Murder City : fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago
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Published:
New York : Viking, 2010.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xi, 304 pages : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Status:
Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction
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Description
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 City recounts 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 City is a crackling tale that simultaneously presents the freewheeling spirit of the Jazz Age and its sober repercussions.
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English
ISBN:
9780143119227, 9780670021970, 0670021970

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-295) and index.
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The true story of the murderesses who became media sensations and inspired the musical Chicago. There was nothing surprising about men turning up dead in Jazz Age Chicago. Life was cheaper than a quart of illicit gin in the gangland capital of the world. But two murders that spring were special, or so believed Maurine Watkins, a "girl reporter" for the Chicago Tribune, the city's "hanging paper." Newspaperwomen were supposed to write about clubs, cooking and clothes, but the intrepid Miss Watkins zeroed in on murderers instead. She made "Stylish Belva" Gaertner and "Beautiful Beulah" Annan--both of whom had brazenly shot down their lovers--the talk of the town. Soon more than a dozen women preened and strutted on "Murderesses' Row" as they awaited trial, desperate for the same attention that was being lavished on Maurine Watkins's favorites.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Perry, D. (2010). The girls of Murder City: fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Perry, Douglas, 1968-. 2010. The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Perry, Douglas, 1968-, The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago. New York: Viking, 2010.

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Perry, Douglas. The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago. New York: Viking, 2010. Print.

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