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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
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""A triumph on every level. One of the losses to literature is that Harper Lee never found a way to tell a gothic true-crime story she'd spent years researching. Casey Cep has excavated this mesmerizing story and tells it with grace and insight and a fierce fidelity to the truth." --David Grann, best-selling author of Killers of the Flower Moon The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted--thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting, and many more working on her own version of the case. Now Casey Cep brings this nearly inconceivable story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country's most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cep, Casey N
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Maxwell, Willie
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  • Serial murders
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • Murder
  • Serial murders
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Alabama
Label
Furious hours : murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography (pages [449]-511)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The Reverend. Divide the waters from the waters ; Minister of the Gospel ; Death benefits ; Seventh son of a seventh son ; Just plain scared ; No exception to the rule -- The lawyer. Who's in the stew? ; Roses are red ; The fight for good ; The Maxwell house ; Peace and goodwill ; Tom v. Tom ; The man from Eclectic ; What Holmes was talking about -- The writer. Disappearing act ; Some kind of soul ; The gift ; Deep calling to deep ; Death and taxes ; Rumor, fantasy, dreams, conjecture, and outright lies ; Coming back until doomsday ; Horseshoe Bend ; The long good-bye -- Epilogue
Control code
on1100351008
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Large Print Edition.
Extent
xii, 511 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984892232
Lccn
2019300451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1100351008
Label
Furious hours : murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography (pages [449]-511)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The Reverend. Divide the waters from the waters ; Minister of the Gospel ; Death benefits ; Seventh son of a seventh son ; Just plain scared ; No exception to the rule -- The lawyer. Who's in the stew? ; Roses are red ; The fight for good ; The Maxwell house ; Peace and goodwill ; Tom v. Tom ; The man from Eclectic ; What Holmes was talking about -- The writer. Disappearing act ; Some kind of soul ; The gift ; Deep calling to deep ; Death and taxes ; Rumor, fantasy, dreams, conjecture, and outright lies ; Coming back until doomsday ; Horseshoe Bend ; The long good-bye -- Epilogue
Control code
on1100351008
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Large Print Edition.
Extent
xii, 511 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984892232
Lccn
2019300451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1100351008

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