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Matricide, mutilation, and mayhem---Mississippi's great crime story of the 1930s
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Matricide, mutilation, and mayhem---Mississippi's great crime story of the 1930s
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Editorial Reviews

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"I like this book. A lot. . . . Of dozens of murder mysteries by world-famous writers, none held my attention more than this manuscript did. . . . It's a dazzling read, inherently interesting for its subject matter, for its characters, for its setting . . ., for the author's careful and convincing research, and for his solid, elegant prose." --Noel Polk, author of Outside the Southern Myth

"This is one grisly read from beginning to end. . . . We watch the crime unfold as Cole uncovers one gruesome fact after another. It's easy to see why the trials of Ouida and her lover held the nation spellbound in 1935. Cole has given us a horror story of mythical proportions." --Dean Faulkner Wells, author of Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi

"A book that has quickly become the talk of the Magnolia State. . . . Indeed, the whole book seems like a movie or miniseries just waiting to be cast." --Noel Holston, Like the Dew: A Journal of Southern Culture and Politics

"Bloody brilliant! You all but walk, drive and smell (gulp) the streets of Laurel, circa 1935, and take a front row seat in the courtroom. The tragedies unfold in page-turning fashion." --Melissa Townsend, editor of Delta Magazine

"By careful research, leaving no detail unexplored, no stone unturned, Hunter Cole has reconstructed the entire sequence of the murder from start to finish. The reader becomes like the jury--hearing, seeing, and judging. After this conclusive report, no guesses remain as to what exactly took place. . . . [The] book will both attract and draw the reader into its compelling whirlpool of horror." --Elizabeth Spencer, author of The Light in the Piazza and Other Italian Tales

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617033001
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 801,340
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Hunter Cole was associate director and marketing manager of the University Press of Mississippi at the time of his retirement in 2003. He lives near Jackson, Mississippi.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Very vv Very csey Very very good

    This is a very hard book to put down you are sad when its over

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  • Posted January 23, 2011

    great book

    you must read this book very good

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