â€śBilly, Iâ€™ve killed your mother.â€ť – Albert Devine, to his son. 1925 The Hudson Valley is drenched in history, culture and blood. In the fall of 1893, Lizzie Halliday left a trail of bodies in her wake, slaughtering two strangers and her husband before stabbing a nurse to death at the asylum housing her. A Jazz Age politician, tired of fighting with his overbearing wife, murdered her and buried the body under the front porch. In 1882, a cantankerous old miner, dubbed the â€śAusterlitz Cannibalâ€ť by the press, chopped up his partner before he himself swung from the end of a rope. Author Andrew Amelinckx dredges up the Hudson Valleyâ€™s dark past, from Prohibition-era shootouts to unsolved murders, in eleven heart-pounding true stories.
Author: Andrew Amelinckx
Published by The History Press (June 26, 2017)