The Ghosts of Eden Park

In The Ghosts of Eden Park, Karen Abbott gives us the fascinating story of “the Bootleg King,” George Remus, whose flamboyant but illegally funded lifestyle with his dazzling wife Imogene in the upper echelons of Cincinnati society during the 1920s made him both notorious and enthralling. Remus’s criminal activity inevitably brought him to the attention of prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt, who was determined to bring him down.  The resultant investigations, sex scandals, murder, and trials read like Hollywood thriller material, but the details are all taken directly from transcripts and documents related to the Remus/Willebrandt battle.  This book is a thrill-ride-- hard to put down, and even harder to forget. Recommended by Sarah

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ISBN: 9780451498625
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Published: Crown - August 6th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

“Gatsby-era noir at its best.”—Erik Larson