I Want a Copy now

Long a fan of Laura James’ true crime blog CLEWS, I’ve been waiting for this news for a while. Now, here it is:

Attorney, true crime historian, and founder of CLEWS: The True Crime

Blog Laura James’s THE LOVE PIRATE, the untold story of Dr. Zoe

Wilkins, a wealthy American playgirl and osteopath who shot one of her

husbands, experimented with a slow poison on another, drove a lover to

suicide, ruined two banks, swindled investors and friends, blackmailed

her abortion clients, and dealt in illegal drug and drink during

Prohibition, all culminating in her brutal unsolved murder in Kansas

City in 1924, and the evidence suggesting her lawyer, Jesse James Jr.,

son of the famous bank bandit, was the one who slit her throat for a

fortune in diamonds, to Philip Turner at Union Square Press, by Rick

Broadhead at Rick Broadhead & Associates (NA)

Sure sounds like a doozy and a good read to me.