Between Two Wars

Between Two Wars: A True Crime Collection

By Cheyna Roth

Discover the most fascinating crimes committed between two of the greatest wars ever fought, from America’s first train robbery by the Reno brothers in 1866, to alleged killings at the H. H. Holmes Murder Castle in 1893, to the Rumrich Nazi spy case in 1938, and much more.

The era from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of World War II was a dynamic and evolving time for murderers, thieves, gangsters and more. Train robberies, presidential assassinations, high-profile heists, and serial murders are just a selection of what occurred between the 1860s and the 1930s.

Between Two Wars: A True Crime Collection includes a curated mix of both familiar and less-infamous cases. Tour through the carnage of 1880s Chicago as H.H. Holmes builds his Murder Castle. Learn about the significance of the less famous presidential assassination of the 1800s—of President James Garfield. At the turn of the century, find out why the theft of the Mona Lisa made the piece the famous work of art it is today, and discover the impact of the Black mafia with John “Mushmouth” Johnson, the infamous “Negro Gambling King of Chicago.” The full list of cases includes:

  • (1866) The Reno brothers and the first train robbery in America
  • (1878) George Leslie, a high society bank robber
  • (1881) Assassination of President James Garfield
  • (1893) H.H. Holmes Murder Castle and the Columbian Exposition
  • (1890s –1907) John “Mushmouth” Johnson, the “Negro Gambling King of Chicago”
  • (1911) The theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
  • (1926) Disappearance of Agatha Christie
  • (1933) Kansas City Massacre
  • (1938) Rumrich Nazi Spy Case

Written for murderinos, true crime junkies, and history buffs, Between Two Wars reads like you’re having a conversation with a friend or listening to your favorite true crime podcast.

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Cheyna Roth

Raised on an early diet of Nancy Drew novels, Cheyna Roth has always had a deep fascination with crime and a good mystery. A prosecuting attorney at the age of twenty-four, Cheyna started out wanting to put the dregs of society in jail. But she soon learned that the criminal justice system is far from black and white.

Cheyna became a journalist in 2016. Now she’s a podcast producer for Slate and frequent host of its gender and feminism podcast The Waves. Her work has also been featured in Broadly, Bustle, and on NPR. Cheyna is also an adjunct professor of journalism and law at Aquinas College.

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Released: November 2023
Price: $16.95

ISBN-10: 1646045432
ISBN-13: 9781646045433

5.5 x 8.5
280 pages

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