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The girls of Murder City fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago
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Published:
[Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, p2010.
Format:
Playaway
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
1 sound media player (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Status:
Green Hills - Adult Audiobook
PLAYAWAY 364.1523 P4627g
Description
Chicago, 1924. There was nothing surprising about men turning up dead in the Second City. Life was cheaper than a quart of illicit gin in the gangland capital of the world. But two murders that spring were special---worthy of celebration. So believed Maurine Watkins, a wanna-be playwright and 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, a minister's daughter from a small town, zeroed in on murderers instead. Looking for subjects to turn into a play, she would make "Stylish Belva" Gaertner and "Beautiful Beulah" Annan---both of whom had brazenly shot down their lovers---the talk of the town. Love-struck men sent flowers to the jail, and newly emancipated women sent impassioned letters to the newspapers. 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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781616574635 (liner), 1616574631 (liner)

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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
General Note
Title from Playaway label.
General Note
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
General Note
"HDAUDIO."
General Note
Previously released by Tantor Audio, p2010.
Participants/Performers
Read by Peter Berkrot.
Description
"Vividly captures jazz age Chicago and the sensationalized circus atmosphere that gave rise to the concept of the celebrity criminal. This is crackling social history that presents both the freewheeling spirit of the age and its sober repercussions."--Container.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Perry, D., & Berkrot, P. (2010). The girls of Murder City: fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago. Unabridged. [Solon, Ohio]: Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Perry, Douglas, 1968- and Peter. Berkrot. 2010. The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago. [Solon, Ohio]: Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Perry, Douglas, 1968- and Peter. Berkrot, The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago. [Solon, Ohio]: Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Perry, Douglas, and Peter Berkrot. The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago. Unabridged. [Solon, Ohio]: Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, 2010.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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