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

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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
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Contributor
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Subject
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 traveled from New York to her native Alabama with an idea of writing a book about the case. Now, Casey Cep brings this nearly inconceivable, gripping story to life on the page: from the shocking murders to the chicanery of insurance fraud to the courtroom drama. At the same time, it is a vividly told, elegiac account of Harper Lee's quest to write a second book after To Kill a Mockingbird, and a deeply moving portrait of this beloved writer's struggle with fame, success, and the mysteries of artistic creativity"--
Writing style
Award
  • Gold Dagger Award for Best Nonfiction of the Year, 2020.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776022
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DLC
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Cep, Casey N
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6533.A2
LC item number
C47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Maxwell, Willie
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True
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  • Serial murders
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
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murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee
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Furious hours : murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018043337
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101947869
Lccn
2018043337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1099435363
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
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018043337
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101947869
Lccn
2018043337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1099435363

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