MURDERS AND MAYHEM ON STATEN ISLAND, Pat Salmon

  • November 20, 2013 · 7:30 PM
  • Panera Bread

Pat will be at our October meeting on the 30th and will be bringing copies of her book for sale.  We will then discuss it in November, at which time she will return to get our feedback and join the discussion.  Below is her bio.

Patricia M. Salmon was the Curator of History at the Staten Island  Museum. Before retirement she oversaw the collections and activities of the  Museum’s History Archives and Library. A Staten Island resident from 1962 until  2012, she was a Naturalist/Historian at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve for  eight years. Ms. Salmon has authored the books Realms of History: The Cemeteries of Staten  Island and The Staten Island Ferry: A  History. A board member of the Tottenville Historical Society, she is an  adjunct lecturer at Wagner College in Staten Island.

Here  is a blurb about the book:

Murder and Mayhem on Staten  Island tells the meticulously  researched stories of Staten Island’s most sensational murders. Several have  intrigued murder mystery lovers and historians for decades, while others have  not been heard of for over a hundred years. It provides in-depth information as  to who was murdered, who was accused, and how the killings are relative to the  island’s colorful past. Both serious students of Staten Island history and  lovers of true murder mystery will be fascinated by these stories. 

In Murder and Mayhem on Staten Island readers discover the brazen and the bold including Edward Reinhardt who murdered  his wife, stuffed her into a barrel and audaciously pushed it along Victory  Boulevard to bury her, perhaps alive, at Silver Lake. Readers will encounter  prominent physician, Dr. William J. Bryan. Engaged to Mary Tobin, a woman who  his peers stated was well “beneath his position in society,” after he left her  alone at a north shore train station she was never seen again. That is until her  body washed up on the rocky shoreline at Clifton. Here too is recalled the  Christmas Day fire that yielded the burned bodies of mother and daughter Emeline  and Ann Eliza Housman. Murdered before the blaze, Emeline’s sister in law Mary  “Polly” Bodine stood trial three times for these hideous murders. These and  other fascinating narratives from Staten Island’s buried past are featured and  documented in Murder and Mayhem on Staten  Island.

 

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  • Patty Nocco M.

    I arrived at 7:35 pm. Everyone was seated. I asked where the author was, they indicated she couldn't make it. Then I was asked if I read the Book-No- I was waiting to get a copy from the author. I wasn't invited to sit in. Just saying.

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first meeting. I didn't get a chance to read the book. My primary purpose ofatending the meeting was to see the dynamics of the group and meet the members.

    November 21, 2013

    • James R. H.

      Hope you found the meeting interesting. Looking forward to seeing you again.

      November 22, 2013

  • James R. H.

    An interesting meeting, with a distinct 'shift' due to the unfortunate absence of the selected book's author. The club members, with their great diversity of interests and knowledge, coped. In spades.

    November 21, 2013

  • Carmit

    No author no fifth star

    November 21, 2013

  • Cheryl M.

    Murders and Mayhem was a quick and insightful look into the not so innocent past on Staten Island.

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Helen. Looking forward to meeing all those who are going to be there.

    November 19, 2013

    • Helen

      We look forward to meeting you

      November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, can someone tell me the location of the Panera Bread? is it inside the Mall?

    November 19, 2013

    • Helen

      No its right across the street. It is in the Plaza where TGIF and Babies R Us and Carvel are.

      November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I would love to join in at the November meeting but would need to purchase a book. How can I get a copy?

    November 3, 2013

    • Helen

      You can buy it on Amazon

      November 3, 2013

  • amber

    Thank you Marie

    October 31, 2013

  • amber

    I thought I would make it to tonight's meetup but couldn't. I really wanted to get Pat's book. How can I get the book? Thanks

    October 30, 2013

    • Marie

      I have an order form. I will try to get you a signed copy. It is[masked]

      October 31, 2013

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