WINNIE RUTH JUDD IS BACK, TO ENTHRALL READERS ALL OVER AGAIN!!
Poisoned Pen Press of Scottsdale, Arizona has republished Jana Bommersbach's acclaimed "The Trunk Murderess," that rips the lid off one of America's most salacious and disturbing crime legends.
Since the 1930s, Winnie Ruth Judd's name has been cloaked in mystery and questions: did the beautiful young girl really kill her best friends; did she really cut them up into pieces; did she really do all this alone?
Jana answers all those questions in a skilled probe that won Arizona's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Reporting. Her book was then recognized as one of the nation's five top non-fiction books in 1992, when it was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award. It also won Arizona's only literary prize.
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When originally published by Simon & Schuster in the fall of 1992, "The Trunk Murderess" won acclaim from across the nation:
Ruth Judd told Jana "You did a good job"
- "Provocative…" The New York Times Book Review
- "Bommersbach skillfully recaps the entire story…" Publisher's Weekly.
- "Jana Bommersbach has beautifully re-created the society (of Depression-era Arizona)"…Los Angeles Times.
- "Like a good lawyer, Bommersbach builds a powerful circumstantial case"...The Arizona Republic
- "Bommersbach takes a fresh, in-depth look…She makes a convincing case…." San Francisco Chronicle
- "The book uncovers some ugly truths about one of the copper state's dirtiest secrets…" Los Angeles Daily News.
- "Well-researched…" The Flint (Mich.) Journal
- "Let this be your warning: once you start reading, it will be difficult to put down." San Mateo Times
- "…a thorough job of investigative reporting." The Milwaukee Journal