Pittsfield's Fosburgh Murder Mystery

Scandal in the Berkshires
Product Number: EB00741173
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781625856364
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Description

A riveting account of one of the most scandalous unsolved murders at the turn of the nineteenth century: the killing of twenty-four-year-old May Fosburgh. Shots rang out in a prominent Pittsfield family home on the morning of August 20, 1900, ending the life of young socialite May Fosburgh. Who pulled the trigger was unclear, and the scandal captivated attention well beyond the Berkshires. Her brother was a top suspect, but the distraught family claimed an intruder was to blame. Investigators, media and the public struggled to make sense of conflicting details, including suspicious gunpowder residue, as the mystery remained unsolved. Author Frank J. Leskovitz unravels the tale that still lingers in the hills generations later. Includes photos! "A clear, thorough account of this old crime . . . The book respects the dead but also respects the interest readers take in the past." —Greenfield Recorder

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Author(s): Frank J. Leskovitz
Original Publish Date: Jun 20, 2016

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