Strange Deaths

Enough Rope: The Hangman’s Rope in the Press

Enough Rope: The Hangman’s Rope in the Press The hangman’s rope was a subject of absorbing interest to the 19th century reading public, judging by the loving details about material, quality, and pedigree of rope as reported in the papers.

Fearing the Walking Dead, The Undertaker’s Revenge, and the Lost Art of the Coffin Threat

Fearing the Walking Dead, The Undertaker’s Revenge, and the Lost Art of the Coffin Threat A compendium of popular posts.

The Consumption Letters: Decomposing Correspondence

The Consumption Letters: Decomposing Correspondence: A physician makes the case that the letters of the ill or dead give off the smell of death and decomposition.

The Wizard and the Kidnapper

The Wizard and the Kidnapper. World-renowned Wizard of Graphology, Rafael Schermann analyses the ransom notes in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case.

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