Published Date: June 28, 2018
Publishing Co.: Amazon Original Stories
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
“In 1860, a sloop drifted into New York Harbor. Not a soul on board—just blood from cabin to deck. Looted coins led to Bowery thug Albert Hicks, the ax slayer who turned his shipmates into chum.
His crimes were absolutely fiendish. His execution was pure ballyhoo. It drew nearly ten thousand bloodthirsty sightseers to the city—including the enterprising showman P. T. Barnum. Refreshments were served as the most notorious and unrepentant mass murderer of the era made history as one of America’s first celebrity killers.”
I hope you’re not tired of hearing me talk about Last Podcast on the Left because here I go again….
I read this purely based on the fact that Marcus Parks of LPOTL, always highly recommends this author and frequently uses Schechter’s works in his research.
The Bloodlands Collection is also on Kindle Unlimited so I had nothing to lose by checking out this short story.
Historical true crime fans, dig in. It’s great.