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In Broad Daylight
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 416

In Broad Daylight

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-11-28
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

Recounts the true story of the murder of Ken Rex McElroy, a man who had terrorized and bullied the citizens of Skidmore, Missouri, and whose killer is still protected by a code of silence.

The Joy of Killing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 242

The Joy of Killing

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-07-01
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  • Publisher: Catapult

In his classic works of true crime, Harry MacLean examined the dark side of America and its fascination with violence. In The Joy of Killing, he builds upon this expert knowledge to create a page-turning literary thriller — an exciting combination of love story, mystery, psychological suspense, and meditation on human nature and the origins of violence. This fever dream begins on a stormy fall night at a lake house in the north woods of Minnesota, where we are introduced to a college professor who a few years earlier had written a novel in which he justified a gruesome campus murder under the nihilistic theory that there is no right or wrong, no moral center to mans activity. The writer re...

The Story Behind in 'Broad Daylight'
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 100

The Story Behind in 'Broad Daylight'

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-08-05
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  • Publisher: Unknown

In "The Story Behind 'In Broad Daylight,'" Author Harry MacLean reveals the details of how he uncovered what actually happened in the vigilante killing of Ken Rex McElroy in Skidmore, Missouri, in 1981, as told in "In Broad Daylight."Standing a few feet from where the killers opened fire on Ken Rex McElroy more than three decade ago, Harry N. MacLean explains how he came to write his Edgar Award-winning book. MacLean had doors slammed in his face, guns pulled on him, and was bitten by a dog. Eventually, he won over the closed community of Skidmore, Mo. The inhabitants shared with him the reign of terror Ken Rex McElroy inflicted for twenty years in Northwest Missouri, and information about h...

The Past Is Never Dead
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 244

The Past Is Never Dead

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-06-25
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  • Publisher: CreateSpace

"The Past Is Never Dead" is a book about a trial. In January 2007 the federal government charged James Ford Seale with conspiracy and kidnapping in the 1964 murder of two young black men. In May of 2007 Seale was tried for these crimes in Jackson, Mississippi. The book tells the story of the trial from beginning to end, and in the telling recreates the crime itself. The case has all the problems truly cold cases have: missing evidence, deceased or ancient witnesses, and decayed memories. The key evidence against Seale is the testimony of Charles Edwards, a fellow Klansman who was himself involved in the crime. But the book is about much more than the trial. The title is from William Faulkner in his book "Requiem For A Nun," and the full quote is: "The Past Is Never Dead. It's not even past." The story of the trial is woven together with the story of Mississippi, its past and its ongoing struggle for redemption.

Once upon a time
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 485

Once upon a time

The author of In Broad Daylight offers an in-depth account of how a woman's alleged recall of the murder of her childhood best friend resulted in the conviction of her own father for the crime. 40,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo.

Death Trap
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

Death Trap

A chilling tale of a sociopathic wife and mother. . .compelling! --New York Times bestselling author Harry N. MacLean "Eye-opening. . . Phelps's writing reads like a mystery novel." --Suspense Magazine It started when Alan Bates and his new wife arrived at his ex's house to pick up his two daughters for a weekend visit. Then two charred bodies were found in a burned-out car on a lonely Georgia road. . .and investigators pieced together a shattering story of a vicious divorce, a spurned woman's bitter rage, and a thirst for revenge that led to cruel, unflinching murder. Updating this gripping true-life thriller with shocking new details, M. William Phelps uncovers the cold heart of an unthinkable crime. "One of America's finest true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi "Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." --Allison Brennan Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos

True Crime: Missouri
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 144

True Crime: Missouri

Includes Lee Shelton's murder of Billy Lyons, the kidnapping of millionaire Robert Greenlease's son, and many more.

Young Men and Fire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Young Men and Fire

A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy in Young Men and Fire, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Alongside Maclean’s now-canonical A River Runs through It and Other Stories, Young Men and Fire is recognized today as a classic of the American West. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Maclean’s later triumph—the last book he would write—includes a powerful new foreword by Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and The Worst Hard Time. As moving and profound as when it was first published, Young Men and Fire honors the literary legacy of a man who gave voice to an essential corner of the American soul.

Finding Amy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 284

Finding Amy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-07-28
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  • Publisher: UPNE

A fascinating, first-hand account of a murder investigation in a rural state

St. Joseph's Children
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 237

St. Joseph's Children

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1989
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  • Publisher: Lyle Stuart

Tells the story of a serial killer who murdered at least sixteen people, including three children, and describes how an innocent man was convicted of one of those killings