Published Date: June 7, 2011
Publishing Co.: Stackpole Books
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The perfect coffee table/bathroom book for any Michigander home.
This easy-to-read true crime novel highlights some of Michigan’s most notorious crimes. From our polygamist king, a couple of serial killers, the original gangsters of Detroit (ones even Al Capone wouldn’t mess with) to the wild west of the Upper Peninsula, if there is one thing Michigan isn’t, it’s boring.
Despite living my entire life in the Great Lakes state, there were plenty of stories about cases I had no idea about in general or I just didn’t realized they had happened here. For example; the largest school massacre in US history happened in Bath, Michigan in 1927 and the culprit was raised in the town I currently call home. (Not exactly something they put on the welcome billboard and I’m sure the historical society likes to keep in the dark.)
Do you have to be from Michigan to enjoy this? Of course not, however, I do think it adds a personal connection to the stories if you are.