Monday, August 24, 2015
A Jazz Age Murder in Northwest Indiana: The Tragic Betrayal of Nettie Diamond
Title: A Jazz Age Murder in Northwest Indiana: The Tragic Betrayal of Nettie Diamond
Author: Jane Simon Ammeson [EdibleFeast.Com Contributor Bio][Blogger profile]
Publisher: The History Press
Length: 153 pages + Bibliography + Index
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book?:
I was curious.
The writing could be clunky. The genealogy parts where the author was explaining her research and potential but not determined answers tended to drag. Some bits were repetitive, such as ... "Interestingly" they were buried in different sections (paraphrased).
But I still enjoyed it overall. The story could fit in well with an episode on an ID (Investigative Discovery) show. The drama that came from the time increased the entertainment aspect. The trial dialogue - both of witnessed and lawyers - was especially interesting, because it all came across so melodramatically. Quite honestly, I had trouble reacting to it as the murder it was. And Nettie's living and remaining coherent enough to name her killer and change her will showed a strength that was impressive.