Robert Wilhelm

Robert Wilhelm

Robert Wilhelm writes about historical true crime for the blogs “Murder by Gaslight” (www.MurderByGaslight.com) and the “National Night Stick” (www.Night-Stick.com). His interest in historic murders began with the research of traditional American murder ballads, and among the hundred or so murder tales at “Murder by Gaslight” are the true stories behind two dozen murderous folk songs. Together with his wife, Anne, Robert founded—and for fifteen years hosted—the Essex Music Festival, an annual festival of folk and acoustic music on the banks of Chebacco Lake in Essex, Massachusetts.

Murder and Mayhem in Essex County

by Robert Wilhelm


History Press