--- Anthony Vaver, Author of Early American Criminals and Bound with an Iron Chain
I've been a fan of Robert Wilhelm's "Murder by Gaslight" blog for years and I'm so pleased that readers are being treated to the very best of his posts in this interesting and entertaining collection. There's something here for everyone - tragedy and comedy, open-and-shut cases and wrongful convictions, rich and poor, city and country, and more. Readers will delight in the period engravings, the emphasis on how the cases influenced popular culture, and the extensive research that provides for further reading. The Bloody Century is a welcome and lively companion to Judith Flanders' recent The Invention of Murder, with a decidedly American flavor.
--- James M. Schmidt, Author of Galveston and the Civil War and Notre Dame and the Civil War
The Bloody Century
By Robert Wilhelm