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The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired Chicago

Paperback. Pub Date :2011-7-1 Pages: 304 Publisher: Penguin The untold true story of the murders that inspired theiconic musical Chicago With a thrilling. fast-paced narrative. award-winning journalist Douglas Perry vividly captures thesensationalized circus atmosphere that. gave rise to the concept ofthe celebrity criminal-and gave Chicago its most famous story.The Girls of Murder City recounts two scandalous. sex-fueledmurder cases and how an intrepid girl reporter named MaurineWatkins turned the beautiful. media-savvy suspects-Stylish Belvaand Beautiful Beulah-into the talk of the town. Fueled by richperiod detail and a cast of characters who seemed destined for thestage. The Girls of Murder City is a crackling tale thatsimultaneously presents the freewheeling spirit of the Jazz Age andits sober repercussions.

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