How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away with It: Money & Mayhem in the Gilded Age

By Jane Simon Ammeson
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5.10 Hours 09/04/2018 unabridged
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What’s a gal to do when her loaded lover is getting to be a nuisance? Why, just murder him and take all his money, of course. If you want to be fabulously single with tons of cash, just follow the lead of the beautiful and conniving Minnie Wallace Walkup Ketcham, who left a trail of broken hearts, empty wallets, and corpses. Minnie was just sixteen when she stood trial for the wrongful death of her first husband, a successful businessman and politician almost forty years her senior. Despite overwhelming witness testimony that the Creole beauty from New Orleans had purchased the arsenic that killed him, Minnie’s own testimony brought the entire courtroom to tears. She was acquitted. Minnie returned to New Orleans with James Walkup’s fortune, life insurance, Civil War pension, and all the expensive clothes she had shipped home before he even died. Minnie still didn’t have enough cash for her liking, so she successfully targeted, seduced, and murdered two more wealthy older men while evading justice in the courtroom (and escaping her lawyer’s fees, too). How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away with It is an extraordinary and off-the-wall true story of intrigue, scandal, and murder.

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Summary

Summary

What’s a gal to do when her loaded lover is getting to be a nuisance? Why, just murder him and take all his money, of course. If you want to be fabulously single with tons of cash, just follow the lead of the beautiful and conniving Minnie Wallace Walkup Ketcham, who left a trail of broken hearts, empty wallets, and corpses.

Minnie was just sixteen when she stood trial for the wrongful death of her first husband, a successful businessman and politician almost forty years her senior. Despite overwhelming witness testimony that the Creole beauty from New Orleans had purchased the arsenic that killed him, Minnie’s own testimony brought the entire courtroom to tears. She was acquitted. Minnie returned to New Orleans with James Walkup’s fortune, life insurance, Civil War pension, and all the expensive clothes she had shipped home before he even died.

Minnie still didn’t have enough cash for her liking, so she successfully targeted, seduced, and murdered two more wealthy older men while evading justice in the courtroom (and escaping her lawyer’s fees, too). How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away with It is an extraordinary and off-the-wall true story of intrigue, scandal, and murder.

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Editorial Reviews

Full of improbable turns and twists (to say nothing of trysts) that no author would dare include in a work of fiction.” Keven McQueen, author of Horror in the Heartland and Creepy California

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Author Bio: Jane Simon Ammeson

Jane Simon Ammeson is a freelance writer and photographer who specializes in travel, food, and personalities. She writes frequently for the Times of Northwest Indiana, Chicago Life Magazine, Edible Michiana, AAA Home & Away, and the Cincinnati Enquirer. She is the author of Murders that Made Headlines: Crimes of Indiana, A Jazz Age Murder in Northwest Indiana, and East Chicago.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 5.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English