Nov
18
Sat
Speaker @ Town of Esopus Town Hall
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Billy, I’ve killed your mother.” – 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 “Austerlitz Cannibal” by the press, chopped up his partner before he himself swung from the end of a rope. Author Andrew Amelinckx dredges up the Hudson Valley’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)