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The Resource Furious hours : Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee., Casey Cep, (electronic resource)

Furious hours : Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee., Casey Cep, (electronic resource)

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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Furious Hours, Casey Cep unravels the mystery surrounding Harper Lee's first and only work of nonfiction, and the shocking true crimes at the center of it"A triumph on every level . . . 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 MoonReverend 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 years working on her own version of the case.Now Casey Cep brings this 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
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
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10776022
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Cep, Casey
Dewey number
364.15232092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • True Crime
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, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=4387521
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781101947876
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C313244A-5281-478E-A5F5-B6F28AD06B22
Label
Furious hours : Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee., Casey Cep, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=4387521
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781101947876
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C313244A-5281-478E-A5F5-B6F28AD06B22

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