Criminal Curiosities – Twelve Remarkable Reprobates You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.

Well, it’s been a while since I wrote this and I felt it finally deserved its own page.

 

These are twelve of the lesser-known, but still distinctive events in the chronicles of crime. You probably haven’t heard of many of them, but each has their own (usually unwilling and often grisly) place in criminal history.

So, who was the first prisoner shaved by the National Razor? Who was first to take a seat in the electric chair? Why were Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse so entwined in his life story and he in theirs? You probably don’t know. Here is where you can find out.

Some people will have heard of Herbert Rowse Armstrong and William Kemmler, but many won’t. Even fewer remember Gee Jon, Eva Coo, Paul Jaworski or William Horry. Although a few might remember Gerald Chapman and Han van Meegeren, if only very vaguely.

They’re all singular in their own particular ways. All have a fascinating tale to tell, both of their own deeds and how they fitted into (and sometimes forever changed) the world around them. All of them are often overlooked, some are barely footnotes in history if that.

So, with that in mind, take a look and leave an honest review. It’ll cost you pennies to take the chance, for our deadly dozen taking a chance cost them a great deal more…