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The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan

or: the Headless Horror.

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Author: Unknown
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,846 / 107 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.9
LoC Category: HV
Downloads: 1,256
Added to site: 2009.08.02 24870
Genre: Non-fiction

A full account of the mysterious murder know as the Fort Thomas Tragedy, from beginning to end. Full particulars of all detective and police investigations. Dialogues of the interviews between Mayor Caldwell, Chief Deitsch and the prisoners.

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dship of each with Will Wood, who little thought when he brought this pure spotless virgin in contact with the hypocrite and demon, Jackson, that he was committing a sin, which he would regret to his dying day, and which would bring disgrace, dishonor and ruin on two highly respected families and also upon his own head and that of his aged respected and christian father, who was at the time the Presiding Elder of a church for the Greencastle District.

The acquaintance of Jackson and Miss Pearl soon ripened into friendship and that friendship into trusting confiding love on the Part of Miss Bryan, and the accomplishment of the deep, villainous designs upon the part of Jackson. As Will Wood said in a talk afterward, "Pearl was stuck on Jackson from the first time they met, Jackson would come and get my horse and buggy and drive over to Pearl's house, when they would often go out driving together. Pearl was pretty and ambitious, but I never thought she would do wrong. Now I can see she was perfectly infat

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.7 from 3 reviews: ****

Horrific but pretty good read!

Carol A

Interesting to read.

Im Cheungjun

A gruesome account of a real murder case in which a young woman was decapitated while still breathing. The case is presented in a journalistic, matter-of-fact style, and there is not a scrap of sentimentalism.



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