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All Six Chilling Collections of True Crime and Disaster Tales from Cleveland's Authority on the Subject

John Stark Bellamy II

$59.43

They Died Crawling

The foulest crimes and worst disasters in Cleveland history are recounted in 15 incredible-but-true tales. Delves into the city's most notorious moments, from the 1916 waterworks collapse to the Cleveland Clinic fire to the sensational Sam Sheppard murder trial. These gripping narratives deliver high drama and dark comedy, heroes and villains.

Maniac in the Bushes

Thirteen more incredible true stories of Cleveland crime and disaster from the author of “They Died Crawling.” Meet Martha Wise, the Merry Widow of Medina, who poisoned relatives because she enjoyed funerals; Cleveland Safety Director Eliot Ness and his nemesis, the “Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run”; and many other local heroes and villains.

Corpse in the Cellar

The third book in Bellamy’s popular series delivers 25 more true stories of Cleveland crime and disaster. Includes crotchety vigilante Jarvis Meach, who shot down robbers in cold blood; wicked stepmother Mary Garrett, who locked her stepdaughters in their bedroom and set fire to the house; the great Ashtabula bridge disaster; and more.

Killer in the Attic

This 4th collection of Cleveland crime and disaster features 26 more gruesome, horrible, tragic—and true—tales. Includes Mafia legend Shondor Birns, whose high-profile life of crime came to an explosive end in his Lincoln Continental, and two doomed workmen buried alive in the very concrete that became a Cleveland landmark, the Terminal Tower.

Death Ride at Euclid Beach

The 5th book in Bellamy’s popular series delivers 26 more tales of Cleveland crimes and disasters. Includes one of Cleveland’s most baffling murder mysteries: the brutal murder of 16-year-old Beverly Jarosz in her suburban bedroom. Bellamy’s stories are meticulously researched and delivered in a literate and entertaining style.

Last Days of Cleveland

#6 in this Cleveland crime and disaster series includes 15 stories. Sometimes gruesome, often surprising, these tales are meticulously researched and delivered in a literate and entertaining style. Meet a daring Jazz Age stick-up man, a murderous grandmother, an ageless fire chief addicted to profanity, and other unforgettable characters.

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Weight4.44 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × 3.2 in

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