The Alice Speed Stoll kidnapping was front page news for two weeks in October 1934.  And the hunt for kidnapper Thomas Robinson Jr. spanned the U.S. and a year and half’s time.  It was one of FBI legend E.J. Connelley’s first major kidnapping cases.  As I work to finish his biography, I was lucky to get a brief article on the Stoll kidnapping published in Louisville Magazine.  Check it out here:

Of course, there are so many more details of how the kidnapping occurred, how Stoll was rescued, and how the FBI eventually tracked down Robinson.  All of it will be told in my forthcoming book.  Until then, enjoy the article!