Furious hours [large print] : murder, fraud and the last trial of Harper Lee

Furious hours [large print] : murder, fraud and the last trial of Harper Lee
Cep, Casey N.
  • Item Type: Book - Large Print - LP 364.1523 CEP
  • Published: 2020
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Description

This is the 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.

Related Subjects

Murder--Investigation--Alabama.
Serial murders--Alabama.
Trials (Murder)--Alabama.

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ISBN:

9781528889544 (pbk.)

Personal Author:

Cep, Casey N.,

Title:

Furious hours [large print] : murder, fraud and the last trial of Harper Lee / Casey Cep.

Edition:

Large print edition.

Publication Info:

Rearsby, Leicester : WF Howes Ltd, 2020.

Publication Info:

©2019.

Physical description:

416 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

Standard print edition originally published: London: William Heinemann, 2019.

Personal subject:

Lee, Harper.

Personal subject:

Maxwell, Willie.

Subject term:

Murder--Investigation--Alabama.

Subject term:

Serial murders--Alabama.

Subject term:

Trials (Murder)--Alabama.

Genre index term:

Large type books

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