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Are interesting My gripe here is that the graphic or pictorial element does not add anything to the story The story is re told but why To what end Nothing seems to have been added or created On the night of September 14 1922 Reverend Edward Hall and Mrs Eleanor Mills were walking in a part of New Brunswick town park nicknamed Lovers Lane for its popularity as a discreet spot 4 gunshots were heard and a few days ater their dead bodies were found The Catholic Home lying side by sideovers etters from between the two scattered at their feet Hall and Mills were having an affair and at their feet Hall and Mills having an affair and as Geary exhumes this ong forgotten case from the past he deftly descr An Episcopal Anglican minister and his mistress are found shot and posed in a field near the ocal over s Too Many Puppies! lane area An interesting true crime taken from the 1920s in which no satisfactory answer has ever been found Not exactly an exciting case Geary has written books on much exciting murders such as those on HH Holmes and the Bender family of Labette County Kansas but he s written a good story here One I hadn t heard of before either Taking us through all possibilities as well as all the facts the reader is presented with the case in a way as to be knowledgeable without bias and perhaps try to form their own opinion or read about the crime The art of course is simply Rick Geary need I say I eagerly await the next volume due out in Dec 2013 Rick Geary is a talented graphic artist with a distinctive style and I enjoyedearning about a particular historical event in this graphic novel style format As the event is
there was no resolution so that be a disappointment for some but that didn t interfere with my own reading pleasure It wasn t the most compelling XXth Century Murder story I ve ever encountered thus 3 stars but I enjoyed the slice of The Wanderers life tale of another place and time in an easy to read pictorial fashion Il The Last Dickens look for of Geary s works It s amazing to us modern readers the way the public was allowed access to the crime scene The public was also give way to many facts about a case Reminds me of the Jussie Smolett case in that way too many details were given by the police This is Rick Geary satest entry in his Treasury of XXth Century Murder graphic true crime series which I just Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes love I d always heard of this case referred to as the minister and the choir girl and in fact there s a newish adult book out with that title which I now must read Geary has here summed up the New Jersey crime nicely with his droll black and white illustrations and succinct text A married minister was having an affair with one of his married choir girls One evening they re murdered during a tryst on a deserted countryane This is another one of those cases which resulted in no conclusive proof that any one individual committed the crime and one wishes that modern forensics had been around then 1922 Teens should Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire love this graphic novelike series it may even spur them on to adult reading Highly recommended I enjoy the newsy feel of Mr Geary s work His drawings are clean and well rendered and the stories are sensational crimes What s not to ike Interesting case I didn t know anything about it beyond a blurb about the trial I remember from a Time Life book of the 1920s that I read when I was in grade school Too bad there was no real evidence recovered to make any sort of solid conclusions on. His perpetrated by a jealous rival Four years ater the case reopens due to new evidence indicting the reverend’s wife but she is an upstanding member of the community who vehemently denies that her husband ever had an affair This is a tragic story told with beguiling relish and expert illustration in a distinctive style fitting of the ,
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Ations of Law and Order and I especially worshiped Unsolved Mysteries Because I realized I don t really ike true crime that happens now I ike true crime that happened then I am not joking when I say that if I had a time machine i d just go back and see who d just go back and see who the famous killers and
were Who was Jack the Ripper What really happened to James s mother that turned him into the writer he is today I don t just want I NEED to know When I was in undergrad I saw a very interesting one man play about the kidnapping of the Lindbergh Baby With all the new speculation about what really happened and Lindbergh s Nazi eanings I decided that the first book I d check out in Geary s Treasury of XXth Century Murder would be The Lindbergh Child I couldn t have been happier This book this series combined two things I ove true crime and art While many people might take issue with how simple his drawing style is nothing than ine work there is a place for ALL kinds of graphic novels in the world and this style suits the pared down spare clean way he Torrent of Portyngale: Re-Edited from the Unique Ms. in the Chetham Library, Manchester (Classic Reprint) lays out the crime and methodically analyzes it Maps and cross sections of buildings make Geary the David Maccaulay of True Crime In each of Geary s books I ve read he has told and shown the crime succinctly than any other author I ve ever read He has a gift for distillation and visualization that is remarkableBut all this could apply to any one of his books I picked up from The Borden Tragedy A Memoir of the Infamous Double Murder at Fall River Mass 1892 to The Murder of Abraham Lincoln Here I want to talk about his handling of the Hall Mills double murder that happened in the fall of 1922 This book just struck me so forcibly I can t uite understand why It s almost as if I have a weird connection to the crime It felt familiar somehow and yet I m sure I d never heard of this crime before While itead to a media circus what I was drawn to was the personal nature of this story So many of the great unsolved crimes are serial killers who were never caught yet here it s just an adulterous couple at the center of the media firestorm Plus the way the crime was committed the removal of the organs that allowed Eleanor Mills to sing plus having her favorite song removed from every copy of every hymnal in the church I agree with the victim s daughter it sounds The Pocket Mommy like a crime committed by a woman In fact that s one thing I reallyike about this series by Geary he shows that despite public opinion women are just as capable of committing really heinous crimes While this case was never solved and was very much muddied by an attention seeker known as the pig ady Edward Hall s wealthy wife and family were tried and found not guilty And yet the tale does have a sense of closure Because a woman had to have committed the crime and whether it was Frances Noel Stevens or another female parishioner whose advances were spurned by the priest you have a handle on the probability of who the culprit was Yes Frances could have used her money to walk away from a crime she committed she did act very oddly over the days following her husband s disappearance But unlike Jack the Ripper you can clearly see the motive if not the culprit Beautifully illustrated account of the Hall Mills murders of 1922 It seemed ike an appropriate topic for Halloween Did not know of this unsolved crime before so the bones of the story. Found As If Being 12 3/4 Isnt Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! lying neatly next to each otherove As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! letters strewn around them and a scarf obscures the fact that Mrs Mills’ throat has been slit The two had been involved in an affair and the press hungrily devours the story No evidence is sufficient toead to an indictment so the mystery intensifies with conjecture Was this a dual suicide Was On September 14th 1922 shots rang out near an old abandonedkidnappers were Who was Jack the Ripper What really happened to James
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By The New Brunswick Localsthe New Brunswick ocals overs ane No went to investigate and it wasn t until two days The Book of Air later that the bodies of Edward Hall an Episcopal priest and Eleanor Mills a member of the church choir were found They were staged side by side with their feet facing a crab apple tree A hat obscured Edward Hall s face so only his calling card propped against his shoe gave a hint as to who the male victim was at first While both victims were shot the female multiple times besides having her hand placed on Edward Hall s thigh her throat was also slit from ear to ear it wasater discovered that her tongue and surrounding organs had been removed as well Around them their ove etters were scattered an apparent judgment from the killer on this adulterous couple Edward Hall was a pillar of the community and a favorite with his ady parishioners though he ended up marrying spinster Frances Noel Stevens an older woman who happened to be an heir to the Johnson and Johnson fortune and ived with a mentally handicapped brother Yet most of the community knew of his affair with the talented chorister who herself was trapped in a The Seduction of Miranda Prosper loveless marriage The case soon became a media circus yet almost everything was badly handledike Edward Hall s calling card which was handed through the gathering crowd for scrutiny The crab apple tree was even denuded of branches by souvenir hunters But the crime baffled the police who didn t even know who should investigate the bodies being found in the next county from where the victims The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy lived But again and again the investigationead back to Mrs Hall Could she with the help of her wealthy family have killed her husband just as he was ready to elope with his mistress For now the case remains unsolvedIt s a wonderful thing to discover a new author and realize you have their entire back catalog to work through I was The Pierced Heart lucky enough to stumble onto Rick Geary one dreary day at theibrary I wasn t feeling the best and I wasn t at my ocal branch but they had such a ovely display in their graphic novel section featuring several books I d been wanting to read from Alison Bechdel to the history of the Carter Family And there in between Fun Home and The Carter Family Don t Forget This Song was Adventures of Blanche by Rick Geary Needless to say I actually took the whole display home with me Geary s style seemed vaguely familiar but I was soon Elizabeth I lost to the narrative Geary had taken his grandmother s oldetters as a starting off point and then ovingly embellished them to be dramatic and of their time with murderers running rampant and famous painters walking in and out of frame I uickly finished this slender volume and went to ook up Geary online Having worked for both National Lampoon and MAD during my childhood back when I devoured those tomes it s no wonder his style was familiar to me with his people that all Theres Always a Trail / Home in the Valley lookike they have cat whiskers for jawbone definition He was with his people that all ook ike they have cat whiskers for jawbone definition He was part of my past and very soon he was to become a part of my present when I realized that he had written oodles of true crime graphic novels Nine of which I devoured ast year and I can t wait to finish the remaining fewHere s the thing about me I LOVE true crime I went through a period where all I watched was police procedural shows from Homicide Life on the Street to all the iter. The perfect ingredients for a juicy scandal and fascinating investigation are presented in this masterful graphic novel retelling of an unsolved murder from the 1920s On the evening of September 14 1922 Reverend Edward Hall and Mrs Eleanor Mills take a stroll in the New Brunswick town park Shots are heard and two days ater their bodies are.