Next Geary Murder Treasury to Cover Murder of Stanford White
Due out in October (direct market; December elsewhere) is the next of Rick Geary’s Treasury of XXth Century Murder volumes. This one is Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White.
The notorious architect with a taste for young women was involved with showgirl and model Evelyn Nesbit (played by Joan Collins in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing). Later, after she married protoypical playboy Harry Kendall Thaw, her husband became jealous of her past, driving him to kill White in 1906 on the roof of Madison Square Garden. The resulting “Trial of the Century” was marked by tabloid-style journalism and scandalous revelations of drug use and seduction.
Is this the first of Geary’s volumes to cover a case where who did the killing is known for sure? I don’t recall — which seems like a great excuse for a reread of the series!