The Cemetery Road Murders

The Shocking True Tale of Kentucky’s Murder Mansion

Retail Price: $24.95

Most people who grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky have heard of the so-called Murder Mansion on Cemetery Road. However, many people don’t know the reason it was given that macabre title so many years ago. The Cemetery Road Murders is the true story about the seventy-year old murders, the real cast of characters involved, and the courtroom dramas that followed.

In the summer of 1948, Dr. Charles Martin and his wife, Martha, are brutally murdered in their stately mansion on Cemetery Road. In the days that follow, the confessed killer opens the door to a possible accomplice, a mysterious love triangle, and revenge for unrequited love…or was it?

The Cemetery Road Murders brings new life to crimes now seven decades removed, reminding us of Bowling Green’s sordid past and a lonely house on the outskirts of town.

Praise for The Cemetery Road Murders

“Wes Swietek’s The Cemetery Road Murders is a fascinating, deeply researched, and intensely suspenseful true-crime thriller. It vividly brings to life a forgotten crime and a forgotten time — and the reader won’t be able to put it down until the last page is turned and the last shock revealed. Outstanding!”—David Bell, author of The Request and Layover

“Swietek transitions from a top-notch newspaper writer to a page-turner author with this suspense-filled story involving a host of characters that could have been from central casting. Reading it made me feel like I was there. The book closes the door on a decades old mystery. Or does it?—Gary West, author of Murder on Youngers Creek Road and numerous other books

Bowling Green Daily News article

Louisville The Courier-Journal article

Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author

Wes Swietek  Wes Swietek is an award-winning journalist who has served as editor of newspapers in Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. A Chicago native, he is currently the managing editor of the Daily News in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and two children. This is his first book.
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Book Details
Author: Wes Swietek
Pages: 216 pages
Product Dimensions: 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-1-948901-68-0
Cover Type: Hardcover
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