Murder & Mayhem in Prescott By Drew Desmond and Brad G. Courtney
32 Images, 112 Pages Paperback
Despite its early law enforcement presence, Prescott’s place in the violent history of Yavapai County is written in blood. The jealousy, greed and pure meanness of some of its citizens produced shocking trails of destruction and death. The Keystone Saloon couldn’t keep a proprietor—a series of owners was found dead with gunshot wounds. A driver-for-hire was brutally assaulted and his car stolen in Prescott’s first homicidal carjacking. Two nurses conspired to poison a rich patient in their care. From the shootout that began Virgil Earp’s career to knifings and dynamite attacks, Prescott history blogger Drew Desmond and Whiskey Row historian and author Bradley G. Courtney tell rarely heard stories that once rocked the town.