Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America - Kali Nicole Gross

Disclaimer: ARC read via Netgalley.


                It shames to know that I live in Philadelphia and never heard of this case.  Thankfully, Gross wrote a book about it.


                In a book about a murder case, Gross does far more than look at police procedure.  She showcases how a woman was able to maneuver in, around, and thorough the system.   Gross does this without turning a murderer into folk hero.  The book also presents information about African-Americans in large cities post Civil War.


                Honestly, it is great read.  Gross’ writing has vigor, and she tells the story in a gripping way.  The book is the best kind of a teacher - one that teaches without seeming to.