Murder & Mayhem in Tucson

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Tucson is a vibrant, growing city, but beneath the sunny surface lies a dark history. Eva Dugan was convicted of murder and hanged here, the first woman to be executed in the state of Arizona. Gangsters like Joe Bonanno and bank robber John Dillinger were drawn to this corner of the Southwest, and it was home to killers like Robert John Bardo and Charles Schmid, a serial killer nicknamed the “Pied Piper of Tucson.” In 1892, William Elliott, stabbed by a notorious criminal, became the first Tucson police officer to lay down his life in pursuit of justice, but he wouldn’t be the last. Join author Patrick Whitehurst as he delves into the chilling history of Tucson.
ISBN: 9781467146289
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arizona
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Images: 42
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Patrick Whitehurst is the author of the Barker Mysteries novellas and three books in the Images of America series. His most recent book, Haunted Monterey County, reveals the many ghostly locations found in the Central Coast community. His short stories have appeared in Shotgun Honey, Switchblade Magazine and Hoosier Noir. His book reviews and author interviews can be found in Suspense Magazine. Patrick lives in Tucson, Arizona. Visit him online at
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