Perfection to a Fault: A Small Murder in Ossipee, New Hampshire, 1916

Perfection to a Fault A Small Murder in Ossipee New Hampshire Voted Best in New Hampshire by New Hampshire Magazine and was a featured segment on WCVB TV Boston s Chronicle Petrie vividly re creates the circumstances and aftermath of an early th century murder

  • Title: Perfection to a Fault: A Small Murder in Ossipee, New Hampshire, 1916
  • Author: Janice S.C. Petrie
  • ISBN: 9780970551009
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Voted Best in New Hampshire by New Hampshire Magazine and was a featured segment on WCVB TV Boston s Chronicle Petrie vividly re creates the circumstances and aftermath of an early 20th century murder in this true crime book Exhaustive detail and flawless re creations make for real suspense in this nonfiction tale Kirkus Reviews Petrie expertly puts details intoVoted Best in New Hampshire by New Hampshire Magazine and was a featured segment on WCVB TV Boston s Chronicle Petrie vividly re creates the circumstances and aftermath of an early 20th century murder in this true crime book Exhaustive detail and flawless re creations make for real suspense in this nonfiction tale Kirkus Reviews Petrie expertly puts details into historical context and annotates each chapter with newspaper and court documentation Written in 2000 but even intriguing as the 100th anniversary of the crime approaches, this thorough account will appeal to fans of true crime Publisher s Weekly This second printing of Perfection To A Fault is the exact same story that was so favorably reviewed by Publisher s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, among others A new cover design and a much requested Photo Gallery were added, as the 100th anniversary of the story approaches This book is the non fiction account of the events which encompassed a murder and trial at the turn of the century in Ossipee, New Hampshire When Florence Small s smoldering body rose to the surface of the basement water, local folks immediately suspected her husband of the crime Frederick Small was an outsider, a Boston man, who had moved to Ossipee Lake to semi retire There was a deep distrust of city fellas up there behind the Ossipees, in 1916 and perhaps this suspicion was warranted But how could Frederick have been responsible for a murder and a fire that happened 7 hours after he had left for Boston on a business trip The sensational trial that followed was unlike any previously experienced in Carroll County And although everybody from the Boston area to Portland, Maine, had an opinion, nobody anticipated the decision the jury would reach The unrest on the ill fated property remained even in 1956, when Anna Foley s unsuspecting son and daughter in law felt the effects of the events of 1916 one August night while vacationing on the property.The Manchester Leader and Evening Union newspaper wrote in anticipation of a verdict, If the state has proved its case, it has developed a new type of New Hampshire criminal It has brought forth a cool, daring, mechanical and chemical genius, a man who scorned the ordinary forms of murder but who brought forth to the mountains of this quiet village a science which would baffle a Craig Kennedy or Sherlock Holmes The jury of his peers will decide whether Frederick L Small is that man or the normal individual who has been made a victim of circumstances and is being tried for a crime which he never committed and of which he had no knowledge.

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    About "Janice S.C. Petrie"

    1. Janice S.C. Petrie

      Petrie has been enchanted by the sea for as long as she can remember She became a certified SCUBA diver while in high school, and spent many years exploring coastal waters Her fascination with marine invertebrates grew while working for the New England Aquarium as an Outreach Specialist Since then, she s spent years caring for these fascinating sea animals, and teaching children and adults about the habitats and sea life commonly found near the shore The material covered in her children s stories are topics commonly taught by Petrie in her popular sea animal programs Petrie has experience in all facets of the sea, having spent several years as the assistant plant manager of a large, Gloucester Boston seafood company.In her free time, Petrie made many trips to the Ossipee, New Hampshire area to visit with the Ossipee Historical Society, the Carroll County Courthouse, and the Concord State Library, trying to piece together the events of 1916 that kept everyone mesmerized while the tragic story was unfolding, yet was seldom mentioned years later She gained interest in this story after learning the cottage she spent a single night vacationing in as a baby, seemed to be occupied by an unsettling presence.As a certified teacher, grades K 8, and a Reading Specialist, all ages, Petrie has earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees in the field of education, with a concentration in reading Petrie also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, with a graphic design concentration Petrie has been traveling throughout the United States, reading her books and teaching children and adults about the sea animals she s spent her life getting to know.

    268 thoughts on “Perfection to a Fault: A Small Murder in Ossipee, New Hampshire, 1916”

    1. This book caught my attention because my husband & I had been traveling around New Hampshire.When we came to the town of Ossipee,NH_we declared this is a most beautiful place,especially the covered bridge in the Fall!Found this book in a little store_was NOT disappointed.It is based on an actual murder.This book is the non-fiction account of the events which encompassed a murder and trial at the turn of the century in Ossipee, New Hampshire. When Florence Small's smoldering body rose to the [...]


    2. The Book: Although far from a literary work (poorly written), it’s a historic crime story with intriguing situational developments, making it sort of a thriller. Being from an adjacent town it was of additional interest to me. Based largely on available documents and interviews the directions the plot takes, questions unanswered and the outcome cannot be questioned.I found the title catchy, “Perfection to a Fault”. Also, the use of “Small” in subtitle (town & protagonist’s name) [...]


    3. This was an interesting part of New England history which had escaped my notice during my 29 years living there. Having spent enjoyable days vacationing in Ossipee, New Hampshire, I was stunned by the details of the events of a grizzly murder as I read this tragic, historical account from a small rather bucolic community. As Ossipee marks the 100 year anniversary of this horrific event, we are reminded that mankind can sometimes be anything but kind. The book is certainly interesting in its tell [...]


    4. I was excited to receive a free copy of this book, as my parents live in the Ossipee area, and I spent a lot of time there as a child before they moved there. I had no previous knowledge about this murder, and I liked how this book moved fluidly through the history of the area and backwards to the actual murder itself. It was interesting to read about how trials were pursued even with the lack of forensic evidence of the early 1900s. Ms. Petrie obviously did a lot of research, which was great fo [...]


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