Reading: ‘City of Brotherly Mayhem’ by Ron Avery

City of Brotherly Mayhem is a collection of short reflections, culled from old newspaper clippings, on more than a dozen more prominent crimes and murders in Philadelphia between the 1860s and the 1970s.

Written by longtime Philadelphia newspaperman Ron Avery, the book is short on design and polish, but serves as a good piece connecting the dots on some important cultural moments in Philadelphia’s modern history.

Find it on Google Books here.

Some of the more interesting highlights: