Pearl Bryan’s Shoes: Mr. Poock and the Clew that Solved her MurderThe discovery of the headless body of a woman near Fort Thomas, Kentucky in 1896 was the beginning of a murder case that thrilled the nation. The Pearl Bryan case had something for every taste: there was illicit sex, debauched young men with angelic countenances, a particularly horrific method of murder–and an intrepid shoe merchant from Newport, Mr. L.D. Poock, whose footwear expertise helped identify the victim and thus bring her killers to justice.
In a book that was over a century in the making, Haunted Ohio author Chris Woodyard, has unearthed another treasure-trove of Victorian and Edwardian ghosts, hauntings, and Fortean mysteries. Here’s what you can expect to find in The Headless Horror: Strange and Ghostly Ohio Tales….
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