NELLIE BLY (1864-1922) was a newspaper reporter who pioneered the fi eld of investigative journalism. Before women even had the right to vote, she fascinated readers around the world with her adventures. Collected for the first time in a single volume are Nellie Bly’s four published books:
Ten Days In A Mad-House – Nellie feigns insanity and is committed to the infamous asylum on Blackwell’s Island. In a stunning tale, she exposes abuse levied by doctors and nurses towards the poor women in their care.
Around The World In 72 Days – Nellie challenges Jules Verne and vows to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She encounters fascinating people and cultures, but also endures violent storms and obstacles that put her record – and life – at risk.
Six Months In Mexico – Nellie travels to Mexico to experience a country mostly unknown to 19th Century America. However, what starts as a travelogue becomes a story of government corruption with Nellie one step ahead of the Mexican police!
The Mystery of Central Park – Nellie Bly’s one and only novel. When young lovers Richard and Penelope fi nd a young woman’s body in New York’s Central Park, they set out to solve a mystery that will test their wits… and love for each other.
Arthur “Tri” Fritz is the creator and editor of NellieBlyOnline.com, a resource website dedicated to the life and work of journalist Nellie Bly. He has written for National Catholic Register, DGA Magazine, You! Magazine and Patch.com, and is the author of Tower of Pasadena: The Art and Architecture of St. Andrew Church. Tri is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University with an MBA from Azusa Pacific University. He lives in Pasadena, CA with his wife and daughter.