Before Michigan became a state, there were witch trials, scalp collectors, dirty sports and a massacre of epic proportions. The lumber era that followed made Michigan as much of a wild, wild west as Deadwood. And Prohibition allowed a group of Detroit thugs to run roughshod over even the likes of Al Capone.
Blood on the Mitten highlights 57 infamous murder cases from Detroit to the Upper Peninsula. Read about
A father who shoots his daughter and friends for being hippies, just as an eerily similar tale hits the silver screen
A widow whose love of dressing up leaves a trail of poisoned relatives across
the Lower Peninsula
A lawless Upper Peninsula town that not only hangs two criminals without trial, but forces women to lie with the corpses
A murder that spread its victim's body parts along I-75 from Detroit to Pellston
In Blood on the Mitten, crimes of passion, crimes of necessity and cold, calculated evil take on flesh, bones and blood. The highly illustrated book also looks at historical context of murder, in Michigan and beyond.