Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town

Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town

by Pete Earley

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Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town by Pete Earley

This classic tale of murder and injustice in a small Alabama town has a great cast of characters: a sweet-faced and popular teenaged girl, some bumbling but well-meaning homicide detectives, another teenaged girl who's considered "trailer trash," her identical twin aunts who have bulldog tenacity, a ditzy white woman who likes her weed and her black boyfriends, a racist good-ol'-boy sheriff, a wily raconteur of a con man, three black lawyers with impeccable credentials in civil rights activism, and the stars of the story, a wronged black man and his long-suffering wife. Circumstantial Evidence is an entertaining mystery as well: If you pay close attention, you may guess the solution. As the New York Times writes, "Without preaching, Mr. Earley shows how subtle and overt racism conspired to condemn a man while giving lip service to the legal system's supposed objectivity." Circumstantial Evidence won the 1996 Edgar Award for best fact crime.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148790129
Publisher: Pete Earley, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/1995
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 985,443
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Pete Earley is a storyteller who has penned 13 books including the New York Times bestseller The Hot House and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist Crazy: A Father�s Search Through America�s Mental Health Madness. After a 14-year career in journalism, including six years at The Washington Post, Pete became a full-time author with a commitment to expose the stories that entertain and surprise. His honest reporting and compelling writing helped him garner success as one of few authors with �the power to introduce new ideas and give them currency,� according to Washingtonian magazine. Since becoming a full-time author in 1986, Pete has written 10 non-fiction books and 3 novels for a total of 13 books. For more information, you can connect with Pete online at PeteEarley.com.

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