Ann Marie Ackermann’s Author Website and Historical True Crime Blog
Murder in 19th-century Germany
Escape through the dark alleys of small-town Germany
A failed murder investigaton
And fateful enounter with Robert E. Lee
Up from the bowels of German and American archives emerges a most unusual story: a 19th century assassination in small-town Wurttemberg, a stymied criminal investigator, and the perpetrator’s impression on the Civil War hero.
This true story is the focus of my upcoming book, Death of an Assassin, forthcoming in 2017 (Kent State University Press). As the book nears completion, I’ll be blogging about historic crime in Germany and the U.S., Robert E. Lee, Mark Twain’s 19th-century travels in Germany, and interesting aspects of German culture and history. My blog focuses historical true crime in the United States and Germany and has a splash of interesting German culture here and there.
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Text © Ann Marie Ackermann; August 2014