Murder in Mayberry: Greed, Death and Mayhem in a Small Town

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When small-town police officers come upon a murder scene in which the victim is a prominent millionaire with multiple blows to the head and nearly 100 stab wounds, they're in unfamiliar territory. Throw in lies, gossip, greed, international extradition struggles, and a conflicted federal agent, and the result is Murder in Mayberry. Lifting the veil on a picket-fenced, Bible Belt town, this chilling drama reveals a tale of secret lives and drug addiction, and is both an involving true crime story and the story of ...

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Overview

When small-town police officers come upon a murder scene in which the victim is a prominent millionaire with multiple blows to the head and nearly 100 stab wounds, they're in unfamiliar territory. Throw in lies, gossip, greed, international extradition struggles, and a conflicted federal agent, and the result is Murder in Mayberry. Lifting the veil on a picket-fenced, Bible Belt town, this chilling drama reveals a tale of secret lives and drug addiction, and is both an involving true crime story and the story of the author’s emotional journey from normal life to life turned upside down.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882823256
  • Publisher: New Horizon Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2008

    Excellent Work!

    When I received Mary and Jack's book, Murder in Mayberry,I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. Excellent writing filled with intrigue and insight into the lives of two families, the Winsteads and Bransons in a small town in Kentucky. Why should you be interested in their saga? Because beneath the unspeakable violence and deep grief is the story of imperfect, broken people whose lives impact not just a small community, but ultimately the world. Their story may be your story . . . and perhaps their pain and tragedy will provide you with the courage to face and seek help for the dysfunction and addiction that threaten to destroy those you love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2008

    Riveting and heartbreaking

    This book was heartbreaking, but very well written. I could not put it down. I felt very involved with this family and cried with them and cheered with them as well. When you have someone who can write a story from this perspective, it adds so much more to a true crime book! A book not to miss!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2008

    Now THIS is true crime!

    I like to experience the crime and the investigation but I also like to understand why a killer commits a brutal murder (and this one was brutal). 'MURDER IN MAYBERRY' lets you into the mind of the killer from someone who knew him since he was a toddler. It also does something most other true crime books don't do. It helps you understand how somebody becomes a victim. You'll treat your children differently after reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2008

    Murder in Mayberry is a true crime story and cannot be missed.

    Murder in Mayberry is from start to finish fascinating. I was amazed at the time and effort that went in to finding and prosecuting this crime. I am afraid if this family had not had a federal agent to spur the investigators on, it would have just faded out of sight. I think this story shows the love that a family has for each other and the committment they gave to solving the murder of one of their own. I know Ann Branson would be proud of the determination her favorite nephew and his wife had to solving her horrific murder. No one deserves to be forgotten and unsung. I hope every reader takes the time to sit down with this book and be inspired by what a family can do in a terrible time of crisis.

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