Mississippi Mudby Edward Humes
NOW UPDATED WITH EXPLOSIVE COURTROOM DETAILS. . . . The riveting true-crime account of the heartbreaking murder that shook a Southern city to its corrupt foundation BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: After the fatal shooting of one of the city’s most prominent couples—Vincent Sherry was a circuit court judge; his wife, Margaret, was running for mayor—their… See more details below
NOW UPDATED WITH EXPLOSIVE COURTROOM DETAILS. . . . The riveting true-crime account of the heartbreaking murder that shook a Southern city to its corrupt foundation BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: After the fatal shooting of one of the city’s most prominent couples—Vincent Sherry was a circuit court judge; his wife, Margaret, was running for mayor—their grief-stricken daughter came home to uncover the truth behind the crime that shocked a community and to follow leads that police seemed unable or unwilling to pursue. What Lynne Sposito soon discovered were bizarre connections to the Dixie Mafia, a predatory band of criminals who ran The Strip, Biloxi’s beachfront hub of sex, drugs, and sleaze. Armed with a savvy private eye—and a .357 Magnum—Lynne bravely entered a teeming underworld of merciless killers, ruthless con men, and venal politicians in order to bring her parents’ assassins to justice.
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I suggest this story to anyone and everyone. I live in Biloxi, right down the street from where these 2 nice people were shot. Everything in the story is very true down the detail. I enjoyed the reading and could not put it down. If you love believable mysteries, here is one for you.
With tears in my eyes, I read this well written true murder mystery. My heart goes out to all the Sherrys' children. This book revealed many heroes that walk softly amongst us on our Mississippi Gulf Coast. After the 1997 Sherry Conspiracy Murder Trial Convictions, I pray that maybe their children will find some type of closure. I am relieved that the Nix character does not have access to a telephone. And I am happy that the Halat character, Judge Sherry¿s best friend and law partner, was convicted for his part in the murders. My prayers are with the Sherrys¿ children and their families.
Have you ever read a book, and upon nearing the end you just couldn't read the words fast enough? This is one of those books. Don't forget to search online for the updated ending!
Edward Humes has written a masterful account of but two of the many slaughters committed by the Dixie Mafia. Mr. Humes commands my respect for having written such an easy to follow guide into the workings of the most vicious, but little known gang of killers known as the Dixie Mafia. The D.M.'s home base is Biloxi, Mississippi, but their largest area of operation is Atlanta, Georgia. In 1974 the Dixie Mafia was suspected to have butchered more than thirty people in nearby Braselton, GA and burried them in shallow graves along the banks of the Mulberry River. I personally know a man who claimed many years ago to have been a member of the gang.. I have researched this story and there are articles about this case in the NEW YORK TIMES and the ATLANTA JOURNAL and CONSTITUTION... Mr. Humes, my hat is definitely off to you and my heart out for Ms. Sposito.
I couldn't put it down. The facts superbly documented. I just wish justice could have been swifter for that poor daughter. They should put those awful men under the jail. Especially that Nix character. I do think Mr. Humes assagerated his intelligence a bit though. If he was so smart he wouldn't be in jail now would he.
Watches her from a distance.