New book looks at 1892 teen murderer in Memphis

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In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess in Memphis.

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn’t her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation.

Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiance Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again.

Now, the true crime story is captivating readers again.

Author Alexis Coe’s new book is “Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis.”

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  • The Booksellers of Laurelwood
  • 387 Perkins Ext.



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