Murder & Mayhem in Central Massachusetts

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Author(s): Rachel Faugno
Original Publish Date: Feb 29, 2016
Product Number: EB00741176
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781625856722
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Description

"A chilling chronicle of local true-life murders that reach back into the long-forgotten seamy history of Worcester County" (Vitality Magazine). The bucolic image of central Massachusetts belies a dark and sometimes deadly past. Grisly crimes and grim misdeeds reach back to colonial settlement in Worcester County, from an escaped slave hanged for rape in 1768 at the Worcester jail to the Sutton choir singer convicted of drowning his wife in 1935. Henry Hammond's 1899 suicide and the others that followed shook Spencer residents to their cores. Some crimes still grip the imaginations of residents, while others have faded from collective memory. Author Rachel Faugno investigates this sinister history. Includes photos!

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