Murder in the Garden
Famous Crimes of Early Fresno County
By (author) Scott Morrison
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Murder in the Garden by Scott Morrison
Book DescriptionPresenting 15 famous cases from Fresno, California, set in the first part of the 20th century, a long-time detective in the sheriff's office introduces key figures such as a bootlegger, an unfortunate local dubbed Alligator Jack, and a perpetrator known as the Fig Garden Fiend. Featuring local landmarks such as Mussel Slough - the setting for Frank Norris's "The Octopus" - and offering additional commentary that compares these sensational past cases to current high-profile criminal cases. A consideration of the changing face of crime, this history reveals a modern upswing in child abuse, multiple murders, and kidnapping cases and highlights the extended nature of the current legal process as compared to the open-and-shut character of the early 1900s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780941936996
(228mm x 154mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Linden Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Linden Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Scott Morrison
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Presenting 16 famous criminal cases from Fresno California at the turn of the 20th century, this title focuses on tales of murder and mayhem. Detailed and historically accurate, it includes an entire chapter that highlights the men who were put to death under the state of California's justice apparatus.
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Author Biography - Scott Morrison
Scott Morrison is a former detective with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office who served in the homicide, sex crimes, and intelligence units. He lives in Fresno, California.
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