The Devil’s Gentleman: Privilege, Poison, and the Trial That Ushered in the Twentieth Century.

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By Harold Schechter

A riveting exploration of a scandalous New York City murder (or two) in the late 1890s, the fascinating forensic science of an earlier age, and the explosively dramatic trial of Roland Molineux that became a tabloid sensation at the turn of the century. By renowned true-crime historian Harold Schechter. (Hardcover, Ballantine Books, 2007.)