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CourtesyAuthor Jana Bommbersbach, left, will appear at both the Prescott and Prescott Valley libraries this Tuesday to discuss her book on Winnie Ruth Judd.

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Book untangles infamous Arizona murder

Winnie Ruth Judd became a name that held virtually every Phoenix household spellbound for four decades.From the time this woman stepped off a train that she rode from Phoenix to Los Angeles in October 1931, the blood seeping from her baggage trapped her in a bizarre murder mystery that captured attention around the world.The press called her "Trunk Murderess," "The Tiger Woman" and "The Blond Butcher."