Friday, August 21, 2015
Mobs, Mayhem & Murder, Tales from the St. Louis Police Beat by Tim O'Neil
By no means does this book include all crimes in the St. Louis area, but it does include some of the more widely known. Having not been raised in St. Louis, I found the history of the mob presence in St. Louis fascinating. This book not only looks at modern crime stories but some also from over a hundred years ago. The cases are eerie and yet fascinating. Tim O'Neil has been a reporter with the St. Louis Post Dispatch for over 30 years. Many of the stories are pulled from these files, along with some fantastic photographs. Stories of Paula Sims, the cousins being pushed from the Chain of Rock Bridge, and the Kirkwood city council meeting shooting are crimes that stand out in my mind. Definitely a read for the fan of true crime!