Gypsy Adams Murders Her Only Friend

San Francisco, California. The newspapers described Gypsy Adams as “a Louisiana girl, of Creole extraction” who was an inmate of one of the Tenderloin’s infamous brothels. The house was owned by Mrs. Mary Mills, known to her employees as “Mother Mary”. Gypsy quickly became well-known in the Tenderloin and her loud crassness and unmoderated drinking and…

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Get 15% Off When You Pre-order The Poisoned Glass!

I’m excited to share that my first book, The Poisoned Glass, will be released on August 8, 2019. It is available for pre-order on the Black Rose Writing website. Get your copy before August 8 and use the promo code PREORDER2019 to receive a 15% discount! http://www.blackrosewriting.com/non-fiction/thepoisonedglass   The Poisoned Glass is a true story about a…

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A Cruel Murder, Part 1

This is a 2-part post about a very famous case. This is a little outside the time period Old Spirituals usually covers, but it’s a fascinating story that has a little star power: 15 years after the case ended, the wonderful actress Barbara Stanwyck starred in a film called Double Indemnity, which is based loosely…

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