Tragedy in the North Woods: The Murders of James Hicks

Tragedy in the North Woods: The Murders of James Hicks

by Trudy Irene Scee


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Tragedy in the North Woods: The Murders of James Hicks by Trudy Irene Scee

Jennie Cyr disappeared in 1977. Jerilyn Towers vanished in 1982. Lynn Willette never came home on a night in 1994. Each woman had a relationship with James Hicks, who in 2000
confessed to murdering them, dismembering their bodies and burying the remains alongside rural roads in Aroostook County. This is their story. Trudy Irene Scee follows Hicks from the North Woods to west Texas, detailing three decades of evasion, investigation and prosecution. She interviews police officers and victims' families--and meets Hicks at the state prison in Thomaston, where he remains remorseless as he lives out his days behind bars. Thoroughly researched and carefully documented, Tragedy in Aroostook is the definitive history of one of Maine's most ruthless killers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596295506
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 06/26/2009
Pages: 125
Sales rank: 239,470
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Trudy Scee is a former Adjunct Professor of History at Husson College, in Bangor. She has taught for the University of Maine System and for Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick. She has also worked as a journalist and written four books, including Trudy Scee's Dictionary of Maine Words and Phrases (self-published, 2006), N. H. Bragg & Sons, 150 Years of Service to the Maine Community and Economy (self-published, 2004), The Inmates and the Asylum: The Bangor Children's Home, 1836-2002 (Tilbury House, 2002) and
In the Deeds We Trust: Baxter State Park, 1970-1995 (Tower Publishing, 1999).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Chapter 1 Hell Begins 11

Chapter 2 History Almost Repeats Itself 23

Chapter 3 Justice Almost Served 37

Chapter 4 Free to Roam, Free to Kill 51

Chapter 5 Lightning Strikes Thrice 57

Chapter 6 Hell Moves On 71

Chapter 7 The One Who Got Away 75

Chapter 8 A Maine Murderer Goes Home 83

Chapter 9 Confession and Confrontation 101

Notes 115

About the Author 127

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, my first read by author.. thank God Hicks is where he should be !! .... Bn