Tea & Murder Welcomes Robert Wilhelm
As the anniversary of the Borden murders approaches, Kimbra Eberly and I are looking forward to our third Tea & Murder crowdcast on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. August 1st. Please join us as we have a look at nineteenth century lady poisoners, Prussic acid and Eli Bence, the widespread use of arsenic, or “inheritance powder” as it was called, and revisit some famous cases such as Amy Archer Gilligan, Jane Toppan and Mary Ann Cotton. We are delighted to welcome author and historian, Robert Wilhelm who has written all about sensational murders of the nineteenth century.
You will enjoy spending time perusing Robert Wilhelm’s facebook pages and blogs including Murder by Gaslight http://www.murderbygaslight.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MurByGaslight At the moment there is a special free downloadable copy of MURDER ILLUSTRATED being offered to subscribers of Murder by Gaslight!
A link will be posted here for you to join us LIVE on August 1st at 7 p.m. The link will be posted prior to broadcast. Mr. Wilhelm’s books are available on Amazon.
I just read about Paul Mueller, a German immigrant around the 1890s who seems to have led the most reprobate life as a serial killer- allegedly the most prolific serial killer in American history. He is known as the Man from the Train. According to new research by Rachel McCarthy James, he killed families with an axe. New research suggests that his first family axe murder was in Massachusetts in late 1890s.