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America’s First Murder Mystery

Hour 2:        Can the beginning of tabloid culture be traced to a high-profile murder in 1799 and two rivals’ quest to solve it? We’ll talk this hour with Paul Collins, assistant professor of English at Portland State University. His new book is “Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery” (Crown, 2013).

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