237: Eliot Ness Vs. The Mad Butcher w/ A. Brad Schwartz - A True Crime History Podcast


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My conversation about the life of Eliot Ness continues with A. Brad Schwartz. After years battling The Outfit in Chicago, Ness was hired as Director of Public Safety in Cleveland, Ohio. Tasked with ridding the city of crime and corruption, he found himself confronted by a serial killer nicknamed "The Mad Butcher", aka "The Cleveland Torso Murderer," who would ultimately dismember and decapitate at least twelve people.
A. Brad Schwartz, along with co-author Max Allan Collins, wrote "Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher: Hunting a Serial Killer at the Dawn of Modern Criminology".
More information about the authors can be found here:
https://abradschwartz.com/ and http://maxallancollins.com/blog/
Information on the Eliot Ness festival in Coudersport, PA can be found here: https://eliotnessfest.com/

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