At a remote little inn not far from the Kansas homestead of Laura Ingalls Wilder lived the Bender family. These pioneers welcomed unwary visitors with jackrabbit stew and a sledgehammer to the skull.In time, their apple orchard gave up its secretsa burial ground for their mutilated victims, each stripped of their possessions. The devilish enterprise on Hells Half-Acre would earn the Bloody Benders an undying place in the annals of American infamy. But it was the mysterious fate of eldest daughter, Kate, that would make them the stuff of mythic campfire prairie tales.Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie is part of Bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter. Spanning a century in our nations murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day....
|Title||:||Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (Bloodlands Collection)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||80 pages|
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Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (Bloodlands Collection) Reviews
Really great short read. The author keeps the story interesting while keeping the facts strait. But, while this does run the conclusion what did happen to the Bender Family? Did they get away with all the murders or did a vigilante group catch them and get Justice for all the murders committed? One may never truly know but its a great read!!
The story of the Benders, a frontier serial killing family. This one was harder to research, since most of the "facts" are now legend, but it is well presented.
True Story of the Bloody Benders & their Horrific Crimes
This was a fascinating account of the real life murderous family called the Bloody Benders. I had first learned of this horror story on the excellent History Channel show Wild West Tech. This informative account covers all the bases including speculation about what happened to the family afterwards. Filled with facts, photos and media that enhances the story, it is a great short read about a little known event. Steven Weber does a super ...more
This is one of my favorite true crime stories! A creepy family, preying on travelers...who knows how many people they actually disappeared before they went after the doctor. Plus, the whole mystery surrounding their disappearance...gah! So creepy!
I seriously had no idea the were so close to the Ingalls though! That makes this story so much more fascinating to me! It's crazy to think...if Pa had been just a tad wealthier...that certainly would have changed the little house books.
I really like t ...more
The family that slays together...
I had heard of the horrific crimes of the Bender Family before so this was a refresher for me. Add in the unknown conclusion of their whereabouts and the unconfirmed tales of justice being meted out, the Benders were pioneers in the gruesome world of serial killers.
I started out reading this true crime short, then switched over to audible. The narrator's voice did make the story more interesting. The Bender family's story was gruesome as their crimes were revealed. Looking forward to reading more of these true-crime shorts
Hearing this makes me want to read all things related to Little House On the Prairie. Just for curiosity sake. I really did find this story very captivating. It's another one that I would love to know more about. I love history as it is. Lately, I've been getting into crime stories. So this is right up my alley!
I do fully recommend this book to anybody who enjoys a good crime story. Especially ones that take place in history. Hoping I find time to do a lot of research when all this is said and d ...more
First time hearing the story...
I had never heard the story recounted here, but Mr. Scherer does a thorough and masterful job of researching and providing in great detail a fantastic tale. Very pleased!