Members of the Bender family of 1870s Kansas were known for luring their guests to their inn and killing them for their money. Before being caught, they fled Kansas and were never found. Award-winning author Phyllis de la Garza explores this true story in a new light. The tale is 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