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Hell's Belles: Prostitution,Vice, and Crime in Early Denver

By: Secrest,Clark
Price: $34.95

University Press of Colorado, 2002.
This newly updated and revised edition of "Hell's Belles" takes the reader on a soundly researched, well-documented, and amusing journey back to the early days of Denver. Clark Secrest details the evolution of Denver's prostitution, the gambling, the drug addicts, and the corrupt politicians and police who, palms outstretched, allowed it all to happen. Also included in "Hell's Belles" is a biography of one of Denver's original police officers, Sam Howe, upon whose crime studies the book is based. Paperback, 353 pages.