The Wilderness of Ruin - A Tale of Madness Fire and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer
Emily Woo Zeller
Publisher: Tantor Audio
In the early 1870s, local children begin disappearing from the working-class neighborhoods of Boston. Several return home bloody and bruised after being tortured, while others never come back.With the city on edge, authorities believe the abductions are the handiwork of a psychopath, until they discover that their killer-fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy-is barely older than his victims. The criminal investigation that follows sparks a debate among the world's most revered medical minds and will have a decades-long impact on the judicial system and medical consciousness.The Wilderness of Ruin is a riveting tale of gruesome murder and depravity. At its heart is a great American city divided by class-a chasm that widens in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1872. Roseanne Montillo brings Gilded Age Boston to glorious life-from the genteel cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill to the squalid, overcrowded tenements of Southie.