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The Legs Murder Scandal

The Legs Murder Scandal

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by Hunter Cole

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Matricide, mutilation, and mayhem—Mississippi's great crime story of the 1930s


Matricide, mutilation, and mayhem—Mississippi's great crime story of the 1930s

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“With 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 could remain as to what exactly took place. Hunter Cole’s present book will both attract and draw the reader into its compelling whirlpool of horror.”

—Elizabeth Spencer

“This is one grisly read from beginning to end. Ouida Keeton, Mississippi’s own Lizzie Borden, was largely forgotten until Hunter Cole resurrected her story and brought it to life in The Legs Murder Scandal. Cole’s meticulous research of court transcripts, newspaper clippings, and medical records leaves nothing to the imagination. We watch the crime unfold as he uncovers one gruesome fact after the other. It’s easy to see why the trials of Ouida and her lover, W. M. Carter, held the nation spellbound in 1935. Cole has given us a horror story of mythical proportions.”

—Dean Faulkner Wells

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University Press of Mississippi
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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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The Legs Murder Scandal 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very hard book to put down you are sad when its over
ginnaVW More than 1 year ago
you must read this book very good