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DADDY'S GIRL: The Campbell Murder Case - A Saga of Texas Justice
     

DADDY'S GIRL: The Campbell Murder Case - A Saga of Texas Justice

3.9 8
by Clifford Irving
 
True crime at its most detailed best. A NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER

"Fascinating ... Few writers could have pulled together so insightful a work." -- Austin Challenger
"Irving builds suspense with skill and makes the people come to life... a fine book." -- Houston Chronicle

James Campbell, well-liked Texas lawyer, and Virginia

Overview

True crime at its most detailed best. A NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER

"Fascinating ... Few writers could have pulled together so insightful a work." -- Austin Challenger
"Irving builds suspense with skill and makes the people come to life... a fine book." -- Houston Chronicle

James Campbell, well-liked Texas lawyer, and Virginia Campbell, his paralegal wife of 40 years, are found shot to death in the bedroom of their Houston home. With no witnesses and only whispered hints of family greed and sexual abuse, the murder remains unsolved for years. The most likely suspects, the victims' youngest daughter Cindy, and her ex-Marine boyfriend, David West, have an alibi the police can't crack.

And then David West falls in love with Kim Paris, a sexy ex-stripper turned private investigator. Kim coaxes a confession from David that leads to a complex murder case that explodes into national news.

Clifford Irving wrote: "I started out in Houston as a writer on assignment. I became a friend to many of the dramatis personae, and a trial witness. As a result, to my discomfort, I helped determine the outcome of events."

The story of Cindy, an unhappy young woman, and David, an idealist determined to do the noble thing even if it requires multiple murder, is as character-revealing, spectacular, and thrilling a true-crime courtroom drama as you'll ever read. Lawyers throughout the US use this book to teach classes in trial practice and cross-examination.

"Here are all the elements to satisfy any true crime fan: parricide, sexual enticemen, lovet ... a fascinating story." -- Baltimore Sun

Editorial Reviews

Baltimore Sun - Mallory Burke
"Here are all the elements to satisfy any true crime fan: parricide, incest, sexual enticement ... a fascinating story." -- Baltimore Sun

"Irving builds suspense with skill and makes the people come to life... a fine book." -- Houston Chronicle

"Fascinating ... Few writers could have pulled together so insightful a work."
-- Austin Challenger
Mallory Burke
"Here are all the elements to satisfy any true crime fan: parricide, incest, sexual enticement ... a fascinating story." -- Baltimore Sun

"Irving builds suspense with skill and makes the people come to life... a fine book." -- Houston Chronicle

"Fascinating ... Few writers could have pulled together so insightful a work."
-- Austin Challenger

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149250387
Publisher:
Clifford Irving
Publication date:
03/16/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
609
Sales rank:
17,029
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Hello. I’m Clifford Irving. I was once on the cover of Time Magazine, and Hollywood made a movie about part of my life, with Richard Gere playing me.

I traveled twice around the world before most people living in it today were born, stood guard in an Israeli kibbutz, crewed on a 56' three-masted schooner that sailed the Atlantic from Mexico to France, smuggled whisky from Tangier to Spain, and one spring I lived on a houseboat on Dal Lake in Kashmir from where I rode horseback intoTibet.

Growing up in Manhattan, I studied painting at the High School of Music & Art. At Cornell University I chased beautiful but unconquerable Ivy League coeds, rowed on the crew, and dreamed of becoming a great writer. I sailed to Europe, settled on the decadent Mediterranean island of Ibiza, and wrote my first novel. I sent it to a literary agent in New York. G. P. Putnam’s Sons published it.

Was it really as easy and as quick as that? Of course not. I was lucky. And determined.

I taught at UCLA graduate extension school, with Betsy Drake and Cary Grant among my pupils. I became a correspondent to the Middle East for NBC. And I kept writing books.

In 1970, I created a writing event which became the Howard Hughes Autobiography Hoax. Many believe that the threat of the book’s publication, with its revelations of the Hughes-Nixon bribes, caused Nixon to approve the Watergate break-in.

My reward in 1972 for these accusations (and lunacy) was 16 months in three federal prisons.

Over time I wrote write 20 books that were published to varying degrees of success in many languages. (In the USA by Putnam, McGraw-Hill, and Simon & Schuster.)

Almost all of my books are on Nook and Kindle, and at affordable prices: $2.99 to $5.99. That’s cheaper than a paperback and a lot cheaper than a movie. A good read is one of the amazing pleasures offered to us by civilization.

“Move over, Butch and Sundance, it’s not that I love you both less, just that I’ve come to love Pancho and Tom more”– so said the New York Times Book Review about “Tom Mix and Pancho Villa,” which I believe is my best book, although “Trial,” by far, followed by “Daddy’s Girl,” and “Final Argument” – all legal thrillers – are the top sellers.

My manuscripts, notes, journals and correspondence are stored permanently at the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, which acquired the archive in 2013.

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DADDY'S GIRL: The Campbell Murder Case - A Saga of Texas Justice 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
rona65 More than 1 year ago
A detailed account of murder, retribution, betrayal, and the resultant trials in a court of law. If you like courtroom novels, you’ll love this story – and it’s not a novel, it’s a true account of Texas justice. The people really come to life. You get to know two murderers and, amazingly, you get to know their deepest feelings about what they did. You understand them.  Add to that: the author of the book knew so much from his research that he was forced by the prosecutor to become a witness in the trial!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book, it is longer than most but tons of info that no other has covered.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done narative if Houston's most notorious crime
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to follow story line with poor writting technique. Saw the story on ID Discovery, interested in the story but hate the book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste the money the book drags the entire time!!!!