Murder in Old Kentucky: True Crime Stories from the Bluegrass
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In Murder in Old Kentucky: True Crime Stories from the Bluegrass, Keven McQueen recounts dark and disturbing tales from the pages of Kentucky history, including the 1825 murder of Col. Solomon Sharp―a sordid affair that inspired Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Penn Warren―and the 1881 Ashland Tragedy, a heartbreaking murder of three innocent teenagers. This revised and expanded edition includes the story of a family terrorized by an arsonist who massacred eleven of their members and burned the property of even more, the tale of a husband and wife found shot in each other's arms with a life-sized photo of another man between them, and many more deaths that made headlines.
Meticulously researched and written with McQueen's trademark humor, Murder in Old Kentucky will captivate any fan of true crime or Kentucky history.
Indiana University Press
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McQueen, Keven, "Murder in Old Kentucky: True Crime Stories from the Bluegrass" (2021). EKU Faculty and Staff Books Gallery. 44.