Murder at the Brown Palace: A True Story of Seduction and Betrayal (Paperback)
Seduction, murder, and mayhem in the courtrooma true Law and Order tale, as gripping today as it was 100 years ago
On May 24, 1991, one of the most notorious murders in Denver's history occurred. The riveting tale involves high society, adultery, drugs, multiple murders, and more, all set in Denver's grand old hotel, the Brown Palace.
At the center of the storm was the seductively beautiful Denver socialite Isabel Springer. Little id ambitious John W. Spring, wealthy Denver businessman and politician, know that lovely Isabel, 20 years his junior, had been feeding the romantic fire of an out-of-town suitor at the same time she had become cozy with a man he regarded as a friend and business partner.
Flirtation and romantic promises all culminated in a barroom confrontation, followed by two of the most lurid trials in Colorado history. This tragic story of a crime of passion is one readers won't be able to put down.
"Murder at the Brown Palace" was on the "Denver Post" best-seller list for 22 weeks.
About the Author
Dick Kreck is a journalist who has worked at The San Francisco Examiner and the Los Angeles Times and is now a senior columnist at The Denver Post. Dick Kreck has written three previous books, Colorado's Scenic Railroads, Denver in Flames, and Murder at the Brown Palace.
Thomas J. Noel is Professor of History and Director of Public History, Preservation, and Colorado Studies at University of Colorado Denver. He appears regularly on Denver's Channel 9 (NBC) as "Dr. Colorado," writes a Sunday "Denver Post" column, and is the author or coauthor of more than 40 books, including "Colorado: A History of the Centennial State" (coauthored with Carl Abbott and Steve Leonard) and "Colorado: A Liquid History and Tavern Guide to the Highest State."
"A fascinating portrayal of Denver, its society, and four tragic characters at a certain moment in our history. It is a must for any collection of Denver history." —Colorado Libraries
"Kreck has woven a riveting tale of murder and deception. This intriguing page-turner is impossible to put down." —The Bloomsbury Review
"Flirtation and romantic promises all culminated in a barroom confrontation, followed by two of the most lurid court trails in Colorado history." —Westword
ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award, Honorable Mention
Finalist for the 2004 Colorado Book Awards