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Has anyone read THE GOOD-BYE DOOR yet? Ann Rule calls it a "remarkable" story about Cincinnati's female serial killer, Anna Marie Hahn. "True crime readers will want to read THE GOOD-BYE DOOR," Rule says.

P.s. I am the author


"An article published in the William and Mary Quarterly explains what “microhistory” is and why it’s not always appreciated:

With their focus on human sentiment and human dramas that are easy for modern readers to relate to, microhistories tell interesting stories while illustrating important political, economic, legal, social, and cultural contexts. The genre has mixed appeal among academics; some bemoan the general trend to sacrifice analysis for narrative. But, if ever there was a job for the microhistory, it is bringing back early American history to an audience that probably yawns at the thought of Puritans…."

This is PRECISELY why I love this blog so much. You are the only 'blogger' that I know of who brings such interesting, HISTORICAL true crime stories to light.

It's not just the actual crimes stories themselves I find so intriguing; it's the feeling I get of peeking into 'Alice's magic mirror' to view our sometimes bizarre but true past. The 'edges' surrounding the stories are frequently just as telling and even shocking as the actual crime details; and the rich glimpse of the thought processes, culture and legal practices of our ancestors is no less fascinating.

These were real people who personify the best and the worst of humanity - the big surprise being that in spite of the differences in their daily living conditions, perspectives of the world and execution of the law - they were the same in their most base human instincts as we are today.

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