The girls of Murder City : fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago
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New York : Viking, 2010.
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Book
ISBN
9780670021970, 0670021970
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xi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Edgar - MCPL - Adult Nonfiction
364.1523 PERRY
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Published
New York : Viking, 2010.
Language
English
ISBN
9780670021970, 0670021970

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-295) and index.
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The true story of the murderesses who became media sensations and inspired the musical Chicago. There was nothing surprising about men turning up dead in Jazz Age Chicago. Life was cheaper than a quart of illicit gin in the gangland capital of the world. But two murders that spring were special, or so believed Maurine Watkins, a "girl reporter" for the Chicago Tribune, the city's "hanging paper." Newspaperwomen were supposed to write about clubs, cooking and clothes, but the intrepid Miss Watkins zeroed in on murderers instead. She made "Stylish Belva" Gaertner and "Beautiful Beulah" Annan--both of whom had brazenly shot down their lovers--the talk of the town. Soon more than a dozen women preened and strutted on "Murderesses' Row" as they awaited trial, desperate for the same attention that was being lavished on Maurine Watkins's favorites.--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Perry, D. (2010). The girls of Murder City: fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago . Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Perry, Douglas, 1968-. 2010. The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago. Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Perry, Douglas, 1968-. The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago Viking, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Perry, Douglas. The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago Viking, 2010.

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