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A gilded age tale of murder and madness

41 mins | Nov 27, 2022
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Crime has always had ripple effects on the wider community. In 1885, in the opulent seaside Newport, a wealthy and beloved Black businessman turns up dead. The prime suspect is his son-in-law, a dashing medical student set to become one of the country’s first Black surgeons. The resulting trial will tear the town in two. The resulting trial will tear the town in two. Nancy Markey and Kay Adams tell this fascinating story.

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