It’s 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone–a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress–wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy’s body is found in a derelict lot a half mile from her home, strangled. Ten days later, Frankie Jr.’s decomposing body is found. Immediately, all fingers point to Ruth.
Little Deaths was one of the random library picks which have become a rare occurrence since I started blogging. The cover caught my eye and the 1960s setting for a strange murder mystery had me itching to know more. Ruth’s story hooked me in, but it wasn’t until I finished and learned it was based on a real case that it really started to play on my mind. Read More