'Haunted' author in Akwesasne May 28 for book signing
MASSENA — Author Cheri Farnsworth will sign copies of her latest release, Murder & Mayhem in Jefferson County, along with Haunted Northern New York – Volume 4, Alphabet Killer, and all of her earlier titles, at the Bear's Den Gift Shop in Akwesasne from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28.
Like Murder & Mayhem in St. Lawrence County, the Jefferson County version features 10 sensational, true murder cases of yesteryear.The History Press says: Jefferson County, located in New York's beautiful North Country, has a dark and violent past.
During the long winter months, it was not the cold that was feared, but the killers.
In 1828, Henry Evans committed a crime so brutal that the location in Brownsville is still called "Slaughter Hill."
A real-life "Little Red Riding Hood," eleven-year-old Sarah Conklin met someone far worse than a wolf on her way home from school in 1875.
And in 1908, Mary Farmer, a beautiful young mother, hacked her neighbor to death and was sent to the electric chair.