Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Lynching of Leo Frank


Despite the glaring injustice done to Leo Frank --- both judicially and by the lynch mob --- this case remains relatively obscure.  It has inspired no significant literature, as have other famous cases, such as Sacco and Vanzetti or the Lindbergh kidnapping, and there are a mere half dozen factual accounts of the case. One can find brief comments and observations in a number of biographies and memoirs, but these do not substantially add to the thorough account by Dinnerstein.  In 1999, a Broadway musical, "Parade," appeared to mixed reviews and ran for less than a year.  It persists only in an original cast recording.

Baker, Liva.  1991.  The Justice from Beacon Hill.  HarperCollins

Busch, Francis X.  1952.  Guilty or Not Guilty.  Bobbs-Merrill

Dinnerstein, Leonard.  1968.  The Leo Frank Case.  Columbia University Press.

Dinnerstein, Leonard.  1987.  The Leo Frank Case.  University of Georgia Press.

Golden, Harry.  1965.  A Little Girl is Dead.  World Publishing Co.

Knappmann, Edward W., ed.  1994.  American Trials of the 20th Century.  Gale Research.

Lindemann, Albert S.  1991.  The Jew Accused.  Cambridge University Press.

Phagan, Mary.  1987.  The Murder of Little Mary Phagan.  New Horizon Press.

Rascoe, Burton.  1937.  Before I Forget.  Literary Guild.

Samuels, Charles and Louise.  1956.  Night Fell on Georgia.  Dell.

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