MURDER WILL OUT. The First Step in Crime Leads to the Gallows. The Horrors of Queen City. Being an Account of the Two Soldiers Who Were Executed at Old Fort Washington; And the Trials and Executions of John May ; Philip Lewis, (colored) ; John Cowan, the Murderer of his Family ; Washburn and his Associates, Davis and Hoover, the Butchers of over 30 Persons ; Byron Cooley, who killed John Rambo ; Henry Lecount ; Patrick McHugh, the Murderer of his own Wife ; and a Careful History of the Hughes Murderers, with a Precise Account of the Murder of John Brasher, the Watchman ; the Summons Massacre ; Arrison and the Infernal Machine ; Mrs. Howard, who Avenged her Own Wrongs ; Nancy Farrer, the Child Poisoner ; with a Correct Detail of Over a Hundred Other Murders which have Taken Place in this City and County.; By An Old Citizen.
Cincinnati: 1867. 1st Edition (Sabin 19107). 128 pp. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/2". Original publisher's printed pale green wrappers. Some general wear, soiling & light edge chipping to wrappers. A touch of foxing. Some paper loss at spine ends. Withal, an About VG copy. Item #43987.1
De Beck describes over 100 people who committed murders in and around Cincinnati. Curiously enough, the front wrapper describes this volume as "A Book for the Family". Reissued later in the year with the author's name, with the title amended to "The Horrors of Queen City. Being an Account..."