"Rich Georgian Strangely Shot": Eugene Grace, "Daisy of the Leopard Spots" and the Great Atlanta Shooting of 1912

by Tom Hughes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786470785
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/22/2012
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Long-time Atlanta resident Tom Hughes was a radio news host and journalist for more than 30 years and is a member of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame. He is a contributing writer to the London-based Marylebone Journal.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 "Rich Georgian Strangely Shot" 5

2 "What have you told these people, Gene?" 11

3 "Adonis from a Country Town" 17

4 The Philadelphia Belle 20

5 "A heart broken man" 25

6 Between the Peachtrees 32

7 Burglar or Butler? 38

8 To the Tower 43

9 "A diabolical plot" 48

10 "Hell, no, I'm not going to die" 53

11 The House of Mystery 58

12 To Philadelphia 67

13 Gene Grace in a Bad Light 76

14 Hearst Stirring Up Atlanta 85

15 An Operation 91

16 "A deathlike stillness" 97

17 The Bloody Bundle Redux 104

18 Mother Hill's Ordeal 111

19 The Alibi Letters 121

20 A Grocer Calls 127

21 "Gentlemen, I am innocent" 135

22 Inhuman Creature or Persecuted Woman 146

23 "We, the jury" 155

24 Purely Speculation 161

25 The Final Chapter 170

Chapter Notes 179

Bibliography 187

Index 191

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Rich Georgian Strangely Shot: Eugene Grace, Daisy of the Leopard Spots and the Great Atlanta Shooting Of 1912 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MaryJoReads More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Who knew that Atlanta had more to it than grits, Gone With The Wind and the civil rights movement! The author does a great job of describing the look and feel of Atlanta, the press, law enforcement and the state of criminal law in 1912. The writing is tight, at times humorous, and Mr. Hughes' opinions regarding what happened are presented in a low key way. It certainly seems like he would enjoy discussing anyone else's point of view of Daisy's guilt or innocence.  One can immediately tell that the author enjoyed researching the incident and the telling of the tale. I look forward to his next book!
BibblyOMayne More than 1 year ago
I love true crime books and - other than the Leo Frank case - Atlanta hasn't produced too many worthy tales. This is an excellent book, full of great detail about the city. The background of the ill-starred marriage of Gene and Daisy is fascinating and the eventual locked room mystery is a puzzler. I went back and forward on how I think it all went down. The courtroom scenes are well drawn. Fun read. Recommended highly.