Murder in Old Kentucky

True Crime Stories from the Bluegrass

by Keven McQueen

Published by: Indiana University Press

208 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253057488
  • Published: September 2021

$19.00

  • eBook
  • 9780253057501
  • Published: September 2021

$18.99

Kentucky—land of bluegrass, horse racing, bourbon, and . . . murder.

In Murder in Old Kentucky: True Crime Stories from the Bluegrass, Keven McQueen recounts dark and disturbing tales from the pages of Kentucky history, including the 1825 murder of Col. Solomon Sharp—a sordid affair that inspired Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Penn Warren—and the 1881 Ashland Tragedy, a heartbreaking murder of three innocent teenagers. This revised and expanded edition includes the story of a family terrorized by an arsonist who massacred eleven of their members and burned the property of even more, the tale of a husband and wife found shot in each other's arms with a life-sized photo of another man between them, and many more deaths that made headlines.

Meticulously researched and written with McQueen's trademark humor, Murder in Old Kentucky will captivate any fan of true crime or Kentucky history.