The Locked Room Murder of Joseph Elwell
13 min

In 1920, carouser and card player Joseph Bowne Elwell was found on the brink of death in his Manhattan townhouse, a fresh bullet wound in his forehead. The home's doors were locked and the windows were barred. So how did the killer get in...? In this episode, historical true crime author Stephanie Hoover discusses the real case that made the "locked room mystery" one of America's most enduring fictional genres.

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