The Dead Alive
by Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2009
Number of pages: 112
The Dead Alive is a novel written by Wilkie Collins based on the famous Boorn Brothers murder case. Jesse Boorn and Stephen Boorn were convicted of murdering a man who was later found alive. The brothers were convicted in 1819 in Manchester, Vermont. The case is the first documented wrongful murder conviction in U.S. history.
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