Morning Ran Red

Morning Ran Red

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by Stephen Bowman
     
 

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Morning Ran Red is based on the Villisca Axe Murders, the unsolved mass murder mystery of the century.

On June 10, 1912, the village of Villisca, Iowa awoke to discover a mass murder had occurred while the town slept. An entire household of eight people had been axed to death in their beds.

Within 24 hours, in spite of limited mass communications, the story was

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Morning Ran Red is based on the Villisca Axe Murders, the unsolved mass murder mystery of the century.

On June 10, 1912, the village of Villisca, Iowa awoke to discover a mass murder had occurred while the town slept. An entire household of eight people had been axed to death in their beds.

Within 24 hours, in spite of limited mass communications, the story was national and international news, knocking the White Star Titanic off the front page and captivating the general public. The mass murder became a catalyst to a growing nation starting to realize the 20th century, with all of its advancements, held new forms of terror and insecurity. If the mass murder could happen in this idyllic little village, it could happen anywhere.

Author Stephen Bowman's version of the story has been compared to Capote's In Cold Blood mystery as it recreates the gruesome murder and the aftermath in an expose of rural family strife and local mores toward bigotry, superstition and caste system that still exists in rural America today.

The suspenseful mystery brings to life a vivid cast of characters. Through the main characters, the themes of rural life and prejudice are revealed as they each struggle with conflicts between self-respect, family honor and justice. The crime remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595131082
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/20/2000
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
533,820
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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Morning Ran Red 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was pretty good intriguing and the characters were interesting. However, there were so many errors in the nook version it was distracting. There are random numbers in place of letters, spaces in between words and sometimes words that make no sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good story but the ending was weak
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watched the movie first, the book is veery different. Makes you wonder what really happened.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly proofread, but if you get past that, it's a good fictionalized account of a true, unresolved American tragedy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is actually what happened in my town (Villisca,Ia) about 100 years ago and its pretty cool all the history of iowa
Peggy Kennedy More than 1 year ago
Numerous errors you can assume what was intended but all the errors are distracting I don't know if all these errors are in the book in print but what I have om nook is atrocious! Also book should not be hyped on a true story loosely based maybe.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Villisca axe murders is one of America's most enduring unsolved crimes. MRR is an infectious read you can't put down. It is also a great literary quality introducing a slew of characters while it examines life in a small town in addition to solving the mass murder.