Overview

In a story reminiscent of Dead Man Walking, the murder of golf star Marion Miley enraged the nation. People were finally quieted when three men were arrested, tried and convicted. But on the night of their scheduled execution, the warden, "hang'em high" lawman Jesse Buchanan, is unsure of one prisoner's guilt. His actions change his life forever and alter the course of capital punishment in America.
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Execution Eve

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Overview

In a story reminiscent of Dead Man Walking, the murder of golf star Marion Miley enraged the nation. People were finally quieted when three men were arrested, tried and convicted. But on the night of their scheduled execution, the warden, "hang'em high" lawman Jesse Buchanan, is unsure of one prisoner's guilt. His actions change his life forever and alter the course of capital punishment in America.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In September 1941 golf star Marion Miley and her mother were killed at the Lexington (Kentucky) Country Club during a botched burglary. Three men were convicted: Robert Anderson, Thomas Penney and Raymond Baxter. Penney, the mastermind, fingered Anderson, whom he hated, as his accomplice. While on death row Penney converted to Catholicism and recanted his testimony. Then he stood mute; if he wouldn't testify on Anderson's behalf there could not be a new trial. But the question of Anderson's innocence plagued Eddyville Penitentiary Warden Jess Buchanan. What unfolds is a tense reconstruction of the execution night. According to law, each man was to be executed in the order of conviction: Anderson, Penney and Baxter. Buchanan told Penney that the order would be changed, Penney going first. This was fine with Penney because he could go to his death a good Catholic and still railroad Anderson, according to the warden, who changed the order again. Anderson would go to the chair first, giving Penney a chance to test his newfound Christian conscience. In a riveting book that plays out like a mystery novel, the author, Warden Buchanan's son, takes us through that fateful night and confronts us with the reality of Anderson's guilt. Film rights to Multimedia. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882824581
  • Publisher: New Horizon Press
  • Publication date: 9/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 865,298
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

William Buchanan, author of six books, was the son of Warden Jesse Buchanan. He became interested in the Miley case, spending hours in Kentucky's death house interviewing the three condemned men. From these interviews, plus those with his father (and access to his father's private notes) and with others involved in the case, he garnered colorful, insightful details far beyond those available to the public.
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