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Writing History & Mysteries

When I'm not delving into historical research, I'm planning a character's demise.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Freedom To Read

Three winners will be chosen to receive an ebook 
(your choice of format MOBI or EPUB) of
Bread & Butter 
The Murders of Polly Frisch

A 19th century true crime by Cindy Amrhein (me) and Ellen Bachorski

In 1856, in the rural town of Alabama, NY one woman's family suffered from multiple unexplained deaths. The town folk grew suspicious of the now remarried Polly Frisch. An investigation commenced, bodies were exhumed, an affair—exposed. Polly would be arrested for the murders of her first husband and daughters. Her fourteen-year-old son would testify against her. If found guilty, the punishment for such a crime was the gallows. Would Polly be the first woman in Genesee County history to be hanged for murder? Bread & Butter is the true story of Polly Frisch who poisoned her family with arsenic and the five trials it took to convict her.

All you have to do is leave a comment below, the rest is optional for extra entries. Good luck!
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  1. Sounds really interesting. I get hooked on some of those History detective shows on PBS.

  2. Sounds interesting

  3. AnonymousJuly 03, 2014

    This kind of tale gets my brain to percolating! Nothing like a good murder mystery, but when it's kept all in the family? Well, that's just my cuppa tay!

  4. Thank you for the great freedom to read hop. Have a great holiday.

  5. AnonymousJuly 05, 2014

    Hope you had a wonderful Independence Day. I think the book sounds interesting. I like to read a little of everything, depending on my mood.

  6. Thank you so much for the chance!

  7. What a fascinating blurb, I would love to read this story.My fingers are crossed.
    RC- Tara Woods

  8. Thanks for your participation in this hop. Your giveaway looks really good.

  9. This sounds like an interesting story that I would enjoy reading.

  10. It's fascinating to read books such as this where you learn about history as well as the crime that is the main subject of the book. Best of luck!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Thank you for the giveaway! Sounds like an interesting read. :)

  13. This book sounds like one of the stories they have on ID Channel. I would like to read it. Thank you for having this giveaway.

  14. Congratulations to Anne, Tara W. & CJ (collenga).You won! I'll be emailing you shortly.


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Available in paperback and eBook formats

Available in paperback and eBook formats

Now Available At:

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The History Press

Carried by over 20 college/university libraries across the county, according to daily updates by worldcat.org, including Columbia University, Oklahoma State, Texas A & M, and Yale University Law Library.


APRIL 2nd,11-1 PM
The Book Shoppe - Medina, NY

APRIL 16th, 2 PM
Barnes & Noble - Pittsfield, MA

APRIL 19th, 7 PM
Tonawanda Indian Reservation Historical Society,
Tonawanda Indian Community Center- Akron, NY

MAY 14th, 1 PM
Seneca Iroquois National Museum - Salamanca, NY

May 17th, 6 PM Warsaw Public Library - Warsaw, NY

AUG 9TH, 7 pm Hoss's Country Corner -2016 Author's Night- Long Lake, NY

AUG 25TH 6 PM Akwesasne Cultural Center - Hogansburg, NY

More to announce as they are confirmed.

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