Want to read some bizarre true stories of crime in Michigan? Pick up this slim book at your public library and read up on some history you’ve probably never heard before. Read about the only king our state ever had, and what became of him. Read about our “wild west” days before we were even a state.
Think Columbine or Virginia State University were the worst school massacres in our country’s history? Think again. The deadliest school killing was right here in Michigan, in the small town of Bath. We also had a serial killer who attacked unsuspecting coeds. And then there was the Lonely Heart swindler, the reign of the Purple Gang, and of course the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.
The book is a sampler of crime in our state, but doesn’t go so in-depth that the reader gets bogged down in detail. It gives just enough information that we know what happened, and how the police were able to solve the crime (well, except for Jimmy Hoffa). It’s also a reminder that no matter where you live, there is going to be crime.