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Title:
Crime scene USA : a traveler's guide to the locations of famous and infamous murders, robberies, kidnappings, and other unlawful acts : from the Bureau of Amateur Detectives and Gatherers of Evidence (BADGE)
Author:
Yonover, Neal S.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Hyperion, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786883974
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Book

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Summary

A Traveler's Guide to the Locations of Famous and Infamous Murders, Robberies, Kidnappings, and Other Unlawful Acts This handy guide for true-crime aficionados is ideal for all those with an interest in outlaws, serial killers, mafia dons, kidnappers and robbers. As well as detailing the locations of actual crimes, it also provides details of museum and gift-shop hours and related shops, hotels and restaurants.


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Library Journal Review

Yonover, who is associated with BADGE (Bureau of Amateur Detectives and Gatherers of Evidence), has compiled a list of famous crimes, arranged them by state, and provided a description of each deed with the location of the crime scene, any associated museums, and gravesites. All the big names, from Lizzie Borden to Bonnie and Clyde, from Al Capone to John and Lorena Bobbitt, are included. A major drawback is that the maps show only the general location of the city or town where the crime occurred and would not be helpful in finding the specific location of the crime scene. Recommended for public libraries that would like to add some diversity to their U.S. travel-guide collections.--John J. McCormick, New Hampshire State Lib., Concord (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

YA-All of the big names in crime are here, from Jesse James to Andrew Cunanan. Most stories are told in a few paragraphs, but sensational events are given more coverage. Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance is allocated three pages, with a listing of places he has been seen alive and a list of possible burial sites. The 1999 burglary of $500,000, which was solved based on a tip by dancers at a strip club who complained about the mildewed smell of their tips, is the most recent account in the book. Listed by state, most of the entries include addresses, phone numbers, Web sites, and maps. A legend identifies the type of infraction at each location. Graves, crime museums, prison tours, and Mafia hangouts are also included. Sidebars highlight unsolved cases in the area. An index to individual cities, serial killers, celebrities, and criminals and their transgressions provides more access points. The author's eye for the quirky is evidenced by the inclusion of the menu condemned prisoners in Pennsylvania may choose from for their last meal. Many of these deeds are truly horrific, so this book has more of an edge than UFO USA (Hyperion, 1999). However, the author doesn't glorify the subject, and teens will be fascinated by these stories.-Jane S. Drabkin, Potomac Community Library, Woodbridge, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
The Crime Scene Visitor's Guidep. 7
Crime Scene USA State by Statep. 9
Alabamap. 10
Alaskap. 13
Arizonap. 15
Arkansasp. 19
Californiap. 23
Coloradop. 33
Connecticutp. 37
Delawarep. 39
Floridap. 41
Georgiap. 46
Hawaiip. 50
Idahop. 53
Illinoisp. 56
Indianap. 64
Iowap. 66
Kansasp. 68
Kentuckyp. 71
Louisianap. 74
Mainep. 78
Marylandp. 80
Massachusettsp. 83
Michiganp. 87
Minnesotap. 90
Mississippip. 92
Missourip. 95
Montanap. 97
Nebraskap. 99
Nevadap. 101
New Hampshirep. 104
New Jerseyp. 106
New Mexicop. 109
New Yorkp. 112
North Carolinap. 119
North Dakotap. 122
Ohiop. 123
Oklahomap. 125
Oregonp. 130
Pennsylvaniap. 132
Rhode Islandp. 136
South Carolinap. 137
South Dakotap. 139
Tennesseep. 141
Texasp. 145
Utahp. 150
Vermontp. 153
Virginiap. 155
Washingtonp. 157
Washington, D.C.p. 160
West Virginiap. 163
Wisconsinp. 167
Wyomingp. 171
Indexp. 176