Tag: Sensation Novels

  • Murdered "Mill Girl" Memorialized At Maine Library

    Illustration From: Mary Bean Or The Mysterious Murder by Miss J.A.B., Cincinnati: H.M. Rulison, 1852. Saco, Maine 1850: The partially-clad body of a beautiful, young woman is found, bound to a board, floating in a stream. An immediate scandal ensues when the local police cannot identify the body. Newspaper reports take on an alarmist tone:…