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The Double Indemnity Murder: Ruth Snyder, Judd Gray, and New York's Crime of the Century

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Queens Village was a picture-perfect postcard New York suburb. But in March 1927 the fa???ade of respectability was stripped away to reveal an underside of greed, lust, and crime. Few incidents in crime history have been so notorious as the murder of Albert Snyder by his wife and her lover. Resonant of the footloose Jazz Age, it made persistent headlines and led to a sensational trial. The crime spawned a 1920s Broadway play and inspired the classic noir film of the 1940s, Double Indemnity. This book assesses the entire ...

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The Double Indemnity Murder: Ruth Snyder, Judd Gray, and New York's Crime of the Century
2006, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse

ISBN-13: 9780815608240

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