Bootlegging mobsters. Murderous women. Rumors of cannibalism. All of those stories — and more — happened right here in the Hudson Valley. Andrew K. Amelinckx details a total of 11 murders from the Revolutionary War era to the mid-20th century (some unsolved to this day), in Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem.
Amelinckx’s lyrical writing, historical photos, and pin-point accuracy make this paperback a page-turner; the facts will make you realize the Valley isn’t always as peaceful as it seems. The History Press, June 2017; 144 pgs, $21.99 (paperback)