Murder Among the Swells – Rave Review from the East Hampton Star
Murder Among the Swells
“Saving Sin City”
Pegasus Books, $27.95
The story of the murder of the architect Stanford White on the rooftop of New York’s old Madison Square Garden has been well and truly told in the more than a century since. And yet the telling continues to fascinate. Famously, E.L. Doctorow spun that history into a fiction, later made into a film, which is where I first encountered it. Like the public at the time of the murder, I craved fresh details, an itch I satisfied by devouring books on White, his murderer, Harry K. Thaw, and Evelyn Nesbit, the teenage showgirl who drove them both.
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