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The Scythe and the Hatchet

The story of Wallace Burt, the murders of Samuel and Leanah Rightly and the House by the Cemetery in Holland, Pennsylvania,

ByEric Stedman

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Under cover of darkness, someone entered the old stone farmhouse of Samuel and Leanah Rightly and brutally beat them both to death with a hatchet, then set their bed on fire in the attempt to destroy the evidence of the crime. A fragment of a plug of tobacco found outside incriminated worker Wallace Burt, who had been hired to mow the lawn but paid only 75 cents instead of the dollar he'd been promised. Did he kill the old couple in cold blood, or was there more to the story? Discover the truth about this remarkable crime and the killer's desperate and unprecedented wish for redemption in this first book ever to tell the tale of the dwelling that was for years called "The Murder House" in Holland, Pennsylvania.

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Publication Date
May 15, 2016
Language
English
ISBN
9781365115080
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Eric Stedman

Specifications

Pages
228
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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