In Broad Daylight: A Murder in Skidmore, Missouri

In Broad Daylight: A Murder in Skidmore, Missouri

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by Harry N. MacLean
     
 

New York Times bestseller

FOR TEN YEARS, HE TERRORIZED THEM WITHOUT MERCY…

Ken McElroy robbed, raped, burned, shot, and maimed the citizens of Skidmore, Missouri, without conscience or remorse. Again and again, the law had failed to stop him.

UNTIL THEY TOOK JUSTICE INTO THEIR OWN HANDS.

On July 10, 1981, Ken

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New York Times bestseller

FOR TEN YEARS, HE TERRORIZED THEM WITHOUT MERCY…

Ken McElroy robbed, raped, burned, shot, and maimed the citizens of Skidmore, Missouri, without conscience or remorse. Again and again, the law had failed to stop him.

UNTIL THEY TOOK JUSTICE INTO THEIR OWN HANDS.

On July 10, 1981, Ken was shot to death on the main street of this small farming community. Forty-five people watched. No indictments were ever issued, no trial held…and the town of Skidmore protected the killers with silence. With this powerful, true-life account, Edgar Award-winning author Harry N. MacLean reveals what drove a community of everyday American citizens to commit murder…

IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

"GRIPPING…excellent and disturbing…a fine and richly rewarding book."

The Washington Post Book World

"FIRST-CLASS…Read and you may find yourself haunted."—Houston Chronicle

"A GUARANTEED PAGE-TURNER. [A] truly compelling…piece of reporting."—Rocky Mountain News Sunday Magazine

WITH 8 PAGES OF CHILLING PHOTOS

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ken Rex McElroy terrorized the residents of several counties in northwestern Missouri for a score of years, and in 1981 he was killed by the men of Skidmore, who closed ranks against all attempts to identify those who had actually pulled the triggers. This Edgar Award-winner ``is an engrossing, credible examination of the way vigilante action can take over when the law appears to be powerless,'' observed PW. Photos. Author tour. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312942366
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.12(d)

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