A Reading from the Pioneers of True Crime
This story of an 1883 murder appeared in newspapers across the country in 1905 as “The Bothamley Murder Mystery” under the byline of Captain Patrick D. Tyrrell, who at that time had retired from a career as a detective in the United States Secret Service. His job was mainly to hunt down counterfeiters, but he achieved some fame when he foiled a plot to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln, a case I hope to take up in a future episode. He wrote this and other stories in a syndicated newspaper feature titled “Stories of the Secret Service”.
Music by Chuck Wiggins