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American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the Ripper

Author: Daniel Stashower.

American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the Ripper

Author: Daniel Stashower.

$29.99 $7.98
Item #: D31724
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Minotaur
ISBN: 9781250041166
In September 1934, a beachcomber on the Cleveland shores of Lake Erie discovered the lower half of a female torso, neatly severed at the waist and thighs. The victim, dubbed the Lady of the Lake, was only the first; over the next four years, a dozen other bodies would be scattered across the city. To stop this "Torso Murderer," Cleveland's mayor turned to hi... More
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In September 1934, a beachcomber on the Cleveland shores of Lake Erie discovered the lower half of a female torso, neatly severed at the waist and thighs. The victim, dubbed the Lady of the Lake, was only the first; over the next four years, a dozen other bodies would be scattered across the city. To stop this "Torso Murderer," Cleveland's mayor turned to his director of public safety, Eliot Ness, formerly of Chicago, where he and his "Untouchables" had battled Al Capone. Here the Edgar Award winning author of The Hour of Peril details this remarkable chapter in Ness's storied career.


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