Murder in the Garden: Famous Crimes of Early Fresno County

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Presenting 15 famous cases from Fresno, California, set in the first part of the 20th century, a long-time detective in the sheriff's office introduces key figures such as a bootlegger, an unfortunate local dubbed Alligator Jack, and a perpetrator known as the Fig Garden Fiend. Featuring local landmarks such as Mussel Slough--the setting for Frank Norris's ""The Octopus--""and offering additional commentary that compares these sensational past cases to current high-profile criminal cases. A consideration of the changing ...

Murder in the Garden: Famous Crimes of Early Fresno County 2006, Linden Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780941936996

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