By J. Dennis Robinson
“Lizzie Borden's obtained not anything on Louis Wagner.” says bestselling writer Andrew Vietze, coauthor of Boon Island: a real tale of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism
The cold-blooded ax homicide of 2 blameless Norwegian ladies at their island domestic off the coast of latest Hampshire has gripped the zone seeing that 1873, beguiling travelers, inspiring artists, and fueling conspiracy theories. Louis Wagner, a good-looking, down-on-his-luck Prussian fisherman, used to be captured, convicted in a extensively publicized trial, and publicly hanged in a ghastly gallows spectacle. yet he by no means confessed and, whereas in criminal, won a circle of admirers whose blind religion in his innocence nonetheless casts a shadow of doubt.
during this definitive "whydunnit" of the Smuttynose Island ax murders, historian J. Dennis Robinson delves into the backstory of the rocky Isles of Shoals, as an remoted centuries-old fishing village used to be being destroyed by way of a latest luxurious resort. He explores the neighboring island of Appledore, the place Victorian poet Celia Thaxter entertained the elite artists and writers of Boston. It used to be Thaxter's strong essay concerning the murders in the Atlantic Monthly that introduced the stunning case to the eye of the yank public. most significantly, Robinson is going past the headlines of the burgeoning yellow press to discover deeper classes approximately American crime, justice, economics, and hero worship.
Delving into the genuine tale that encouraged Anita Shreve’s novel The Weight of Water, Mystery at the Isles of Shoals is an interesting trip into yet again that sheds new gentle not just at the case itself, yet on modern questions of human nature and evil.
“Much like Truman Capote, Vincent Bugliosi and Joe McGinniss, he elevates the real crime style to the world of literature." —John Clayton, writer of You comprehend you are in New Hampshire When...
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Mystery on the Isles of Shoals: Closing the Case on the Smuttynose Ax Murders of 1873 by J. Dennis Robinson