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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 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."--
  • 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 true-crime classic. Cep brings this nearly inconceivable story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. -- adapted from jacket
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
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
Assigning source
Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776022
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cep, Casey N
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6533.A2
LC item number
C47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maxwell, Willie
  • Lee, Harper
  • Serial murders
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee
Label
Furious hours : murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Part two:
  • 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
  • Part one:
  • Part three:
  • 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 Reverend.
  • The long good-bye
  • 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
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, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1052463829
Label
Furious hours : murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Part two:
  • 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
  • Part one:
  • Part three:
  • 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 Reverend.
  • The long good-bye
  • 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
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, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1052463829

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