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By Landis MacKellar

Few incidents in crime historical past were as infamous - but mundane - because the 1927 homicide of Queens suburbanite Albert Snyder via his spouse and her lover. Resonant of the foot-loose Jazz Age, it made continual headlines, resulted in a sensational trial, spawned a Twenties Broadway play, and vintage movie noirs of the Forties: "Double Indemnity" and "The Postman regularly earrings Twice". This publication assesses the total case, from grisly slaying and tacky cover-up to sharp police paintings and aftermath. furthermore, it explores sociocultural questions that beg to be responded: what influence does information reportage exert upon excessive profile instances, and why did this type of obvious crime earn such an everlasting position within the well known psyche. Landis MacKellar lives in Vienna and Paris. His curiosity within the Snyder-Gray homicide started while he taught in Queens collage in manhattan City.

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