Books: Studies in Murder*

The combination of a discussion of crime with a literary style is rare in fiction and almost unknown outside of it; and it has remained for Mr. Pearson to discover that genuine murders, as distinguished from 'detective stories, are capable of a reflective and entertaining treatment. Here he has presented accounts of five historic American murders, beginning with the Borden case in Fall River, and including the engrossing story of the murders on the barkentine Herbert Fuller−an astonishing marine piece which outdoes Clark Russell and in some points is suggestive of a situation...

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