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Stories

The following stories are not excerpts from Alchemy of Bones. These are tangential tales related to the Luetgert case and articles offering additional background information on topics covered in the book.

Oct. 22, 2005, UPDATE: What Happened to the Bones? A Possible Answer
Luetgert Witness Back in the News ... in 2003
Where Mrs. Luetgert Was Seen
Ben Hecht Borrows From Luetgert Story?
Luetgert Case Compared to Berlin Sausage Scare
A Research Hunt: The Luetgert Factory Fire
Judge: Bacon Wrote Shakespeare's Plays
Luetgert Lawyer Dies in Insane Asylum
Mr. Dooley's Thoughts on "Lootgert"
The Murder Case of George Painter
Chicago Lingo of the Late 1800s
The Body-Snatchers at Dunning
"Be Careful, or You're Going to Dunning!"
A Case of Blackmail in London
Chicago's Bank Panic of 1896
Mrs. Luetgert in New York?
The New York Bribery Plot
Alderman O'Malley Charged With Murder
A Merry Murderer
The Police Hiring Scandal of 1897
Bates the Bigamist
The Old Cook County Jail

A Crank Takes Interest in the Luetgert Case
The Hypnotist Returns
Luetgert Tells His Life Story
A Newspaper Article by Luetgert
Luetgert's Hometown: GŁtersloh
Luetgert's Cellmate, the Murderous Butcher
The Corpus Delicti: A Fictional Parallel
The "Science" of Palmistry
A Peek Inside a Chicago "Poolroom"
Luetgert Trial Draws Bets
False Witnesses at a Veterans Home
Luetgert Watchman's Son Killed in 1916
A Parallel Case?
A Burglar's Tale About the Luetgerts
The Luetgert Factory's Psychic Connection

A Bone-Setter Visits Chicago

© 2003 by Robert Loerzel.