Forgotten Murders From the 1910s
Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s by Melina Druga

Crime is rampant. People live in fear. Government officials and the media offer solutions.


Sounds like life in the 21st century. But it isn’t. It’s the 1910s: a decade filled with a myriad of crimes, including missing-person cases, robbery, arson and – of course – murder.


Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s examines 18 murder cases that captured the public’s attention a century ago. They include:

  • A priest who believed his crime was divinely inspired.
  • A family that was murdered by ax in their sleep and is believed to be victims of a serial killer.
  • A teenage girl who was either murdered or committed suicide, depending on if the prosecution or the defense team is to be believed.
  • A delivery man who killed a customer because she forced him to make change.
  • A killer who blamed his behavior on his love of reading dime novels.
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About Melina Druga

Melina Druga is a freelance journalist, history enthusiast and author.  Her focus is on the period 1890-1920 with a particular interest in WW1 and how the war changed the lives of ordinary people.   In addition to her books, Melina blogs mostly about history on her website with the goal of educating those who know little or nothing about the topic.


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