"The Terrible Fate of the Trusting and Unfortunate Jennie E. Cramer": McDade 666 [Murder]. [Malley, James, Defendant]. The Beautiful Victim of the Elm City. Being a Full, Fair, And Impartial Narrative of All that is Known of the Terrible Fate of the Trusting and Unfortunate Jennie E. Cramer: Giving All the Particulars that can be Ascertained about Miss Annie Blanche Douglass, Walter Malley, And James Malley, Jr., As Alleged Participants in this Terrible Social Tragedy. New York: M.J. Ivers & Co., 1881. 64 pp. 3 full-page woodcuts, woodcut text illustrations. Octavo (9-3/4" x 6-1/4"). Stapled pamphlet in pictorial wrappers, untrimmed edges. A few chips and some wear to spine ends and corners of wrappers, light browning to text. $650. * Second and final edition. "This is a New Haven, Connecticut, case in which Jennie Cramer was found dead, face down in water. [This account goes] only as far as the corner's charge against Malley. He was cleared and the death may have been accidental. Edmund Pearson credits this case with starting the famous series of dime novels in which was introduced one of the most celebrated detectives of paperback fiction: Old Cap Collier (Pearson, Dime Novels, Boston, 1929, p. 139)" (McDade). McDade, The Annals of Murder 666.
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