This giveaway is sponsored by Mulholland Books.
In 1901, Evelyn Nesbit, a New York society darling, dined with Stanford White in his decadent 24th Street apartment. Evelyn was given champagne, lost consciousness, and woke, nearly naked, in bed next to White. An acclaimed architect and notorious womanizer, White was 47. Evelyn Nesbit was just 16.
Four years later, Evelyn married Harry Thaw, a playboy millionaire rumored to be mentally disturbed. One night in 1906, a vengeful Thaw shot and killed White before hundreds of theatre-goers at Madison Square Garden—a venue designed by Stanford White himself. The murder and ensuing trial were the scandal of the century, perhaps the nation’s first tabloid murder.
The first true crime story I remember being really into was that of Lizzie Borden. I saw a TV movie where she was played by Samantha from “Bewitched” and I just had to find a book to tell me more. What’s your pick for a compelling true crime book with women at the center? Tell us to be entered to win!
We have 10 copies of The Girl on the Velvet Swing by Simon Baatz to give away to 10 Riot readers! Just complete the form below to enter. Entries are open to residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and all other US territories) and will be accepted until 11:44:59 pm, January 29, 2018. Winner will be randomly selected. Complete rules and eligibility requirements available here.
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