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Lobstah Tales by John B. Cummings, Jr.
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Cream of the Crop Fall River's Best and Brightest by John B. Cummings, Jr.
Cream of the Crop
Fall River's Best and Brightest
Murder, Manslaughter, and Mayhem on the Southcoast

New Book!

"Murder, Manslaughter, and Mayhem on the Southcoast", volume one 1800 -1969.
By John B. "Red" Cummings with Stefani Koorey, PhD

The murderers in these pages used guns, knives, axes, fists, fire, rope, and other tools—including their hands—to commit their dastardly deeds. Mothers killed their children, husbands and wives killed each other, and children murdered their
parents. Police officers were killed in cold blood while doing their jobs. Deaths occurred in physicians’ offices during abortions, and some victims were cut into pieces.

Murders were committed in the suburbs and the city. Many of the accused were proclaimed insane—others committed suicide after the killing. Either the slayer went to jail, an insane asylum, or did themselves in by their own hand— Murder does not discriminate. Victims and killers come from all races, nationalities, genders, and age groups. Many used drugs or sold drugs. Crimes of passion seemed to outweigh robberies but there were still many of those. Some killers were just “bad” people who did not regret their actions and had no qualms about how they slayed their victims. There were cult murders and unsolved roadside killings of young women believed to be prostitutes. Some of our murderers were released to kill additional innocent victims. Such is Murder, Manslaughter, and Mayhem on the SouthCoast.

Author John B. Cummings, Jr. at book signing

See more about the book and order online here.


Events and Book Signings

(Books will be available for sale at all events)

Thursday, July 27 at 6:30pm at the Fall River Public Library, 104 North Main Street, Fall River. Enter on Elm St side for events.

Wednesday, August 2 at 6pm at the Cherry and Webb Building on South Main Street in Fall River, in conjunction with the Lizzie Borden Festival.

Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30pm at the Tiverton Public Library 34 Roosevelt Ave, Tiverton, RI

Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 pm at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 Main Rd Portsmouth, RI

Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6pm at the Little Compton Library at the Green (44 Commons) in Little Compton