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A Woman Scorned: The Murder of George Saxton -- A True Crime Melodrama

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All murders are not created equal. There are epoch-making homicides like the O. J. Simpson bloodbath or the Lizzie Borden horror—and then there are all the rest. The 1898 murder of George D. Saxton wasn’t one of the rest—it had everything: Saxton, a Social Register victim with a sordid love-life; Anna George, the femme fatale suspect from the gutter where he’d kicked her—a ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 28th 2011 by Createspace (first published January 15th 2011)
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Lynda Clubbs
The actual name of this edition is Canton's Tragedy The Murder of George D. Saxton. It was a rewrite and was not listed here. This is a true story of Annie E. George and the love affair between her and Saxton who was the brother-in-law of President McKinley and the grandson of the founder of The Canton Repository. Saxton was a real dog and as Annie got older, after having broken up her marriage, he tired of her and re-nigged on a written promise to marry her. She did make threats to kill him and ...more
Kim
Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
While I am a HUGE fan of Bellamy, I was not to happy with this book. In a departure from his usual style of what I call "extended newspaper articles" he chose to write a full-length account of one case that relates to President McKinley and his brother-in-law. Bellamy finds this case fascinating, and McKinley scholars and Canton, OH natives may find it as well, but I felt that, unfortunately, this tale goes on way to long. I will not stop reading his books or going to his lectures, but this is o ...more
Elizabeth Kral
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Canton, Ohio, the unresolved murder of President McKinley's brother-in-law

Having lived in Canton, Ohio, for 30 years, I was curious when I learned about this book. It is a fascinating read and mentions many names that represent streets, businesses, city leaders.
Carol Avery
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Was ok, but lacked the inner workings and would be considered a good research project.
Vicki
Apr 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Very interesting and entertaining book! Mr. Bellamy triumphs again!
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John Stark Bellamy II is the author of six books and two anthologies about Cleveland crime and disaster. The former history specialist for the Cuyahoga County Public Library, he comes by his taste for the sensational honestly, having grown up reading stories about Cleveland crime and disaster written by his grandfather, Paul, who was editor of the Plain Dealer, and his father, Peter, who wrote for ...more