Crimson Stain

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Jim Fisher is a former FBI agent and professor emeritus of criminal justice at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he taught courses in criminal law, criminal investigation, and forensic science. He is the author of nine published works of nonfiction, including books on the Lindbergh kidnapping case, false confessions, scam artists, and forensic science. Two of his books were nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Awards by the Mystery Writers of America. He is the author of the popular Jim Fisher True Crime Blog (

Crimson Stain

Authored by Jim Fisher
Edition: Revised and Expanded

CRIMSON STAIN is the shocking true story of murder in an Old-Order Amish community.

The ritualistic murder of Katie Gingerich in rural Pennsylvania set into motion a clash of Amish and modern values about mental illness, domestic violence, and criminal justice. CRIMSON STAIN is a window into the private and mysterious world of the Old-Order Amish.

This revised and expanded edition of CRIMSON STAIN tells the shocking and tragic story of the Gingerich family up to the present day.


"A truly unique contribution to the true-crime genre." Phoenix Book Review

"A fascinating, heart-wrenching, and sobering account of the consequences of an untreated mental illness and its effects on a community that co-exists with modern society but is separate from it." Sunday Patriot News (Harrisburg, PA)

"Fisher writes in a clear, highly readable style." Erie Times-News

Publication Date:
1489547444 / 9781489547446
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
True Crime / General

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