At a remote little inn not far from the Kansas homestead of Laura Ingalls Wilder lived the Bender family. These pioneers welcomed unwary visitors with jackrabbit stew and a sledgehammer to the skull.In time, their apple orchard gave up its secretsa burial ground for their mutilated victims, each stripped of their possessions. The devilish enterprise on Hells Half-Acre would earn the Bloody Benders an undying place in the annals of American infamy. But it was the mysterious fate of eldest daughter, Kate, that would make them the stuff of mythic campfire prairie tales.Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie is part of Bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter. Spanning a century in our nations murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day....
|Title||:||Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (Bloodlands Collection)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||80 pages|
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Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (Bloodlands Collection) Reviews
This was a pretty good book. I am sure it is challenging to write a concise depiction of events that still live in infamy, but I thought this book was a little to choppy in places. It's almost as if someone said "there can't be more than X number of pages," so they just cut things out to get it down to that length. However, all of that to say that I think this is an intriguing series that Amazon is doing, and I'm glad they offered the Audible version of this.
Knowing now how short the stories wil ...more
Saw this book posted on Facebook so gave it a try. I won’t be reading any of his other books
The story of the Benders, a frontier serial killing family. This one was harder to research, since most of the "facts" are now legend, but it is well presented.
I thought this would be an altered/horror spin on the actual Little House books, so while I’m kind of disappointed, I’m interested in the true crime aspect of it.
I listened on Audible. Love Steven Webber’s narration. I would recommend this to anyone into true crime.
A good review for a book that has the reader asking for more details!!!!!
This is a good book that is well-written and only lacks one thing and that one thing is the reader would like more details!!!!!!!! I would recommend this book to anyone because it is well-written!!!!!!
Kindle Prime offered this series free with audible yesterday, so I snatched up the entire set to borrow. I know I'll be reading these instead of doing any real work this weekend...
The murderous Bender family of the late 19th century are infamous for depraved killings on their homestead in Kansas. Ma and Pa Bender and siblings John Jr. and Katie ran a 'Grocry' and inn, really a one-room house divided into two rooms by a sheet hung down the middle. When a person traveling solo happened upon their ...more
A well written account of one of America's scariest legends. It just happens to be true....love the pictures, the sources, and the non biased way the author writes. Good book.
Okay reading, but there's no actual conclusion
I read things like this to find out who the bad got was and to know that got justice in the end. This one, though, just talks a lot about violence that was present at the time, describes some murders and who did it, and then totally leaves me hanging on the justice part! I mean, if you don't know what happened, you can't lie about it, but still, I don't have to like it!