True murder mysteries of Southwestern Pennsylvania

by Burroughs, A. Parker,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary
In the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, beyond the picturesque scenes of the Monongahela River Valley, there are long-forgotten mysteries of scandal and murder. Amid the hardship of life on the frontier of Washington County in 1795, young Isabel Stewart was found dead and her killer never identified in the oldest unsolved murder in the region. La Mano Nera (the Black Hand) gangs from Calabria, Italy, extorted and slaughtered their way into the 1920s as Sicilian-style vendettas became a common occurrence. The disappearance of local huckster Harry Lane in 1893 caused a flurry of murder conspiracies, yet all that could be found was a bloodied hat; it took another one hundred years before the mystery was solved. Local author Parker Burroughs details gruesome homicides and puzzling whodunits in Pennsylvania coal country.
Contents
A sense of evil : Washington County's oldest unsolved murder
Pay or die : a story of the Black Hand
Mercy has a human heart : the murder trial of Lillian Roupe
Vanished : the strange disappearance of Harry Lane
A death at twilight.

Additional Information
Subjects Murder -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area -- Case studies.
Murder -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh Region -- Case studies.
Murder -- Pennsylvania -- Washington County -- Case studies.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Pennsylvania -- Washington County -- Case studies.
Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area (Pa.) -- History.
Pittsburgh Region (Pa.) -- History.
Washington County (Pa.) -- History.
Publisher Charleston, SC :The History Press,2020
Language English
Description 126 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781467145916
1467145912
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