Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Lonely Hearts Killers


Buck, Paul. The Honeymoon Killers. London: Xanadu Publications. 1970.

Beck, Martha Personal Letters in Sing Sing Case Files. Courtesy of New York State Archives, Albany, New York.

Brown, Wenzell. They Died in the Chair. Toronto: Popular Press. 1958.

Brown, Wenzell. Introduction to Murder. London: Andrew Dakers Limited. 1953

Christianson, Scott. Condemned. NY: Northern University Press. 1998.

Cook, John. "Pulling the Plug on the Electric Chair," Mother Jones Interactive. May, 2000

New York Daily News articles:

Dillon, Edward and Lee, Henry. "Link Lonely Hearts Pair With Slain Widow," June 28, 1949; "Reveal Lonely Hearts Blood Money Dealings," June 29, 1949; "Hearts Killer Explodes at Attorney," July 1, 1949; "Fernandez to Hit Own Confession," July 6, 1949; "Fernandez Admits Heart Killing in Michigan, Denies One Here," July 13, 1949; "Fernandez tells Strange Love Story," July 21, 1949; "Mean Mom, Bad Men My Downfall: Martha," July 26, 1949.
Kivel, Martin. "Hearts Killers Calmly Face the Last Mile," March 9, 1951.

The Citizen Register, September 2, 1949, March 9, 1951

Death Penalty Information Center

Elliot, Robert G. Agent of Death. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co. 1940

Frasier, David K. Murder Cases of the Twentieth Century. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company Inc. 1972.

Hearn, Daniel Allen. Legal Executions in New York State 1639-1963. 1997.

Knappman, Edward W., editor. Great American Trials. Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press. 1994

Nash, Jay Robert. Bloodletters and Badmen. New York: M. Evans and Company. 1973

Nash, Jay Robert. Look For the Woman. NY: M. Evans and Company Inc. 1981

Seigel, Kalman. "3 Lonely Hearts Murders Trap Pair; Body Dug up Here," March 2, 1949, New York Times.

Sing Sing Prison Electrocutions 1891-1963. Ossining Historical Society, Ossining, New York

Sing Sing Prison: case files of the condemned, New York State Archives, Albany, New York.

Sifakis, Carl. The Encyclopedia of American Crime. NY: Facts on File Inc. 1970.


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