Death for Dinner: The Benders of (old) Kansas
|Author:||de la Garza, Phyllis|
Members of the Bender family of 1870s’ Kansas are known for running their murder inn by luring in their guests and killing them for their money. Before being caught, they fled Kansas and were never found. The true story of the mysterious family is now explored in a new light. Award-winning author Phyllis de la Garza tells the Bender story, accompanied by newspaper clippings, original photographs of the Bender Inn and crime scene, real-life accounts of the Benders, and, most importantly, uncovered findings about Kate and John Bender and where they went after fleeing the inn.“Deftly researched. Magnificently written. A tragic chapter in American frontier folklore retold by an author eminently qualified to do it.”
—Chuck Parsons, Editor, Quarterly Journal, National Association for Outlaw-Lawman History, Inc.