Philadelphia: Barclay & Co., . , 19-90pp, as issued, with six full-page illustrations. Stitched in original printed wrappers, the front wrap illustrated with a portrait of Twitchell, the rear wrap with an illustration of the murder. Light wrapper wear, a clean text. Very Good.
A trademark Barclay gruesome, sensational story. Mrs. Hill's body was found dead in her yard by a servant girl. Mr. Twitchell and his wife, Camilla Twitchell, claimed that she must have fallen from a second story window. But the evidence indicated that Mrs. H. was beaten with a poker, and then thrown out the window to simulate an accident. Both Twitchells were arrested. Camilla was acquitted; but George was found guilty and sentenced to hang. On the day of his execution, George Twitchell committed suicide.
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