How To Murder Your Wealthy Lovers And Get Away With It: Money & Mayhem In The Gilded Age by Jane Simon AmmesonHow To Murder Your Wealthy Lovers And Get Away With It: Money & Mayhem In The Gilded Age by Jane Simon Ammeson

How To Murder Your Wealthy Lovers And Get Away With It: Money & Mayhem In The Gilded Age

byJane Simon Ammeson

Paperback | September 1, 2018

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What's a gal to do when her loaded lover is getting to be a nuisance? Why, just murder him and take all his money, of course. If you want to be fabulously single with tons of cash, just follow the lead of the beautiful and conniving Minnie Wallace Walkup Ketcham, who left a trail of broken hearts, empty wallets, and corpses.

Minnie was just 16 when she stood trial in 1885 for the wrongful death of her first husband, a successful businessman and politician almost 40 years her senior. Despite overwhelming witness testimony that the Creole beauty from New Orleans had purchased the arsenic that killed him, Minnie's own testimony brought the entire courtroom to tears. She was acquitted. Minnie returned to New Orleans with James Walkup's fortune, life insurance, Civil War pension, and all the expensive clothes she had shipped home before he even died.

Minnie still didn't have enough cash for her liking, so she successfully targeted, seduced, and murdered two more wealthy older men while evading justice in the courtroom (and escaping her lawyer's fees, too). How to Murder Your Three Wealthy Lovers and Get Away with It is an extraordinary and off-the-wall true story of intrigue, scandal, and murder.

Jane Simon Ammeson is the author of 13 books including Hauntings of the Underground Railroad: Ghosts of the Midwest, Murders that Made Headlines: Crimes of Indiana, and A Jazz Age Murder in Northwest Indiana. She writes about travel, food, murders, and history for many publications, including weekly columns in the Herald Palladium and ...
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Title:How To Murder Your Wealthy Lovers And Get Away With It: Money & Mayhem In The Gilded AgeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2018Publisher:Red Lightning BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1684350247

ISBN - 13:9781684350247

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Table of Contents

Prologue

1. True Love Never Runs Smooth: The Death of a New Groom

2. There is a House in New Orleans

3. Don't Cry for Me, Emporia

4. Pardon My Dust: Nonstop to Nowhere

5. The Company She Keeps

6. Moving On Up: In Which Josephine Captures and Loses a Prince

7. Blood Money Squandered: The Necessity of Catching Mr. Ketcham

8. The Importance of Keeping Mr. Ketcham - and His Money

9. Of Plum Jam, Champagne, Wills, Unpaid Bills, and the Final Death That We Know Of

Epilogue: The Final Love?

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A compelling and entertaining reminder that history is always with us. And sometimes all around us. A great guide to one of America's most thrilling true stories.