Killer Brothers: A Biography of the Harpe Brothers - America's First Serial Killers

Absolute Crime
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They murdered. They stole. And they did it all to excess. Unlike other
bandits of early America, they didn’t do it for the money—they did it
for the thrill and love of blood. They were the Harpe Brothers, and they
have been called America’s first true serial killers.

In this
gripping narrative, the crimes and the lives of America’s most notorious
sibling killers is documented like a page-turning novel.
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Absolute Crime
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Published on
Oct 10, 2013
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Pages
75
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Historical
True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers
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