A Season of Darkness

A Season of Darkness

by Doug Jones, Phyllis Gobbell

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The horrific true crime cold case of Marcia Trimble, the little girl who disappeared while selling Girl Scout cookies and was discovered a month later, strangled. This mystery haunted her family for over 30 years...

When nine-year-old Marcia Trimble was murdered in 1975, her devastated parents believed justice would be served. But without a clear suspect in sight and without the ability to analyze DNA evidence, fingers pointed toward the family and toward neighborhood boys without any definitive conclusion. Police were left at a loss to find any kind of evidence that would lay this brutal murder case to rest and bring peace to the long-suffering family of this innocent little girl.

A Season of Darkness catalogs the gruesome account of the murder and its awful aftermath, detailing the thirty years of wondering, silence, and investigation that would eventually lead to a shocking, unexpected, and long-awaited concusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425239155
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 653,649
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Douglas Jones is a Nashville attorney who has practiced law for more than thirty years. An accomplished litigator, Jones has tried lawsuits throughout the South and has often represented law enforcement. For nine years, he was Chairman of Tricor, the Tennessee Prison Industry program, appointed by the Governor.

Phyllis Gobbell is a Nashville author with an award-winning writing career spanning more than thirty years, including having won the Tennessee’s Individual Artist Literary Award and a Pushcart nomination. She is Associate Professor of English at Nashville State Community College.

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A Season of Darkness 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Carolyn5 More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was a real page turner. I cannot imagine the amount of time this author put into researching this story. It was thoroughly captivating!! When I think of those innocent years of the old neighborhoods when we would go out and play without a care in the world, it seems so long ago. However today children aren't even safe on their own front lawns. This story gave me the shivers. I had a foreboding feeling the whole time I read it. IT IS A GOOD READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very well researched and written..a sad story how innocent young women were raped, murdered, and a 9 year old who didnt get to live her life..my heart goes to the victims and families..glad no one left this in cold case files and brought a rapist/murderer to trial....Bn
Guest More than 1 year ago
read the book in three short days. surpising ending.[...]
Dia-Shel More than 1 year ago
very well researched and written. Growing up in Nashville, I remember the day Marcia disappeared- I had turned 12 just 2 days earlier.
jofick More than 1 year ago
This was a very riveting read, hard to put down ..My heart was broken for the family AND community to have 33 yrs. go by before they got justice. The police, especially the Cold Case guys held on to the end. It shows how much times have changed , from kids playing outside to the advanced state of DNA testing in today's world...
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