In Broad Daylight: A Murder in Skidmore, Missouri

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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 ...

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Overview

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

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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.)
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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Harry M. MacLean is a lawyer and writer living in Denver. In law, he has worked as a juvenile court magistrate, First Assistant Attorney General, associate professor of law, General Counsel of the Peace Corps, and labor arbitrator.

His first book, In Broad Daylight, won an Edgar for Best True Crime and was a New York Times bestseller for twelve weeks. His second book, Once Upon a Time: A True Story of Memory, Murder, and the Law, was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    I had this book the first time it came out. This guy had a slic

    I had this book the first time it came out. This guy had a slick lawyer who could always find a loophole if anyone dared to bring charges against him or could find a way to terrorize people who could testify against him. The townspeople took the only option available to them. I've lost my original copy but I'm going to buy it again just so I can read about how this horribly evil man finally got his comeuppance.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    OUTSTANDING!

    The subtitle is wrong, it ought to be "a killing in Skidmore Missouri". Murder is a crime. This particular nonnatural death is a "killing" because the people involved had no choice. This man had the Law treed with the rest of the town. This book also paints a picture of an agricultural community. Its good, salt of the earth people pushed to the limits of decency. It's also a story of cornered sheep turning into sheep dogs when the pressure gets too high. Reading this is time well spent.

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  • Posted January 19, 2009

    A Must Read

    I read this book when it first came out and just seeing the title again gives me chills! Disturbing subject [but isn't that what True Crime readers look for?] yet written so well that you don't need to shower while reading. If there is something written by Rule, Bledsoe, Stowers - I read it. And if MacLean writes another, it will be in my library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2007

    Wow

    This book was really good. Hard to put it down.

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    Posted June 8, 2009

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