Murder in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Murder in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

by Sonny Longtine


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This collection of twenty-four legendary murders spans 160 years of Upper Michigan's history and dispels the notion that murder in the Upper Peninsula is an anomaly.

Residents of the idyllic villages scattered throughout the Upper Peninsula's richly forested paradise live in quiet comfort for the most part, believing that murder rarely happens in their secluded sanctuary3/4but it does, and more often than they realize. From the bank robber who killed the warden and deputy warden of the Marquette Branch Prison to the unknown assailant who gunned down James Schoolcraft in Sault Ste. Marie, Sonny Longtine explores the tragic events that turned peaceful communities into fear-ridden crime scenes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626193550
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 453,114
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sonny Longtine, a lifelong resident of Marquette, holds a BA and MA from Northern Michigan University. He is the author of Marquette: Then and Now, Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Life Legends and Landmarks and Courage Burning.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 Who Killed James Schoolcraft? 11

2 The Intolerable Tormentor 17

3 Vigilante Hangings 23

4 Stagecoach Stickup 28

5 When Death Comes at Dark 32

6 Menacing Daniel Dunn 37

7 Death-When the Sun Goes Down 43

8 A Deadly Ambush 53

9 A Staircase to Death 59

10 Slaughter in Seeberville 66

11 The Dance of Death 73

12 "Gypsy Bob's" Revenge 78

13 A Saturday Running Red 85

14 The Senseless Slayings 92

15 Blood Bath in the Big House 98

16 Dynamite Disaster 104

17 Lieutenant with a Lüger 109

18 Bloodshed in the Ballroom 117

19 Death on a Wilderness Road 121

20 The Unsolved Slashing 128

21 Portage Canal Carnage 133

22 Spousal Assassin 140

23 Delusional Defendant Gets life Sentence 146

24 A Picture-Perfect Plan For Murder 151

Bibliography 165

About the Author 173

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