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Furious hours : murder, fraud and the last trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep

Label
Furious hours : murder, fraud and the last trial of Harper Lee
Title
Furious hours
Title remainder
murder, fraud and the last trial of Harper Lee
Statement of responsibility
Casey Cep
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel - a complicated and difficult time in her life that, until now, has been very little examined. Willie Maxwell was a Baptist reverend in Alabama; he also happened to be a serial killer. Between 1970 and 1977, his two wives and brother all died under suspicious circumstances - each with hefty life insurance policies taken out by none other than the Reverend himself. With the help of a savvy lawyer, Maxwell escaped justice for years. Then, the teenage daughter of his third wife perished. At the funeral, the victim's uncle shot the Reverend dead in a church full of witnesses - and was subsequently acquitted of the murder, thanks to the same savvy lawyer who had represented the Reverend for all those years. Sitting in the audience during the trial was Harper Lee, who had travelled from New York to her native Alabama with an idea of writing a book about the case
Summary
Documents the remarkable story of 1970s Alabama serial killer Willie Maxwell and the true-crime book on the Deep South's racial politics and justice system that consumed Harper Lee in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776022
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cep, Casey N
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maxwell, Willie
  • Lee, Harper
  • Serial murders
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
Target audience
adult
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murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee
Label
Furious hours : murder, fraud and the last trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781785150746
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits,
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Furious hours : murder, fraud and the last trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781785150746
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits,
Specific material designation
regular print

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