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The Resource A frost in hell : the true story of the Petersham butcher of 1875, Doug 'VB' Goudie

A frost in hell : the true story of the Petersham butcher of 1875, Doug 'VB' Goudie

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A frost in hell : the true story of the Petersham butcher of 1875
Title
A frost in hell
Title remainder
the true story of the Petersham butcher of 1875
Statement of responsibility
Doug 'VB' Goudie
Title variation
True story of the Petersham butcher of 1875
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Language
eng
Summary
July 4th, 1875. While most people were planning celebrations, one man had another idea - murder. And this was no ordinary murder. What Samuel J. Frost did on July 4th was outrageous, and it was only the beginning. He would become a national sensation, but not so much because of his crime. Instead, it was what he did AFTER the murder that stunned the country. His became the "trial of the year" in Massachusetts, and it would not disappoint. It contained a first-of-its-kind appeal, and it resulted in a last-of-its-kind punishment. And in between, his wife would face a decision that would have been easy to make in 2018, but was anything but in 1875. She would be harshly criticized by some for what she decided. While the murder was outrageous and the trial was fascinating, it was the punishment that was the most shocking. It would lead many in Massachusetts to ask, "what are we doing exactly?" This book tells the story of a nondescript farmer from a 'never-heard-of-it' town who captivated Massachusetts for all of the wrong reasons. The story is as juicy today as it was in 1875, and it is told by an author who grew up in that 'never-heard-of-it' town
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Goudie, Doug
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Frost, Samuel J
  • Crime
  • Murder
  • Trials
  • Punishment in crime deterrence
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A frost in hell : the true story of the Petersham butcher of 1875, Doug 'VB' Goudie
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050609990
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 201 pages
Isbn
9780692162590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1050609990
Label
A frost in hell : the true story of the Petersham butcher of 1875, Doug 'VB' Goudie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050609990
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 201 pages
Isbn
9780692162590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1050609990

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      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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