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

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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
First edition.
9781101947869, 1101947861
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xii, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Florham Park Library - Adult Nonfiction
364.152 CEP
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
First edition.
9781101947869, 1101947861


Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-314).
"'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,author of Killers of the Flower Moon."--Back of jacket.
"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."--,Dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cep, C. N. (2019). Furious hours: murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cep, Casey N.. 2019. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee. Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cep, Casey N.. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cep, Casey N.. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

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