True Crime Stories of Eastern North Carolina

True Crime Stories of Eastern North Carolina

by Cathy Pickens


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Headline Crimes from Fayetteville to Currituck, Eastern North Carolina is a land of contrasts, and its crime stories bear this out. A lovelorn war hero or a stalker? Conniving wife or consummate homemaker? Murder or suicide? The answers can be as puzzling as the questions. Mystery author Cathy Pickens details an assortment of quirky cases, including a duo of poisoning cases more than one hundred years apart, a hand of folk hero swamp outlaws, sex swingers and a couple of mummies. Each story has, in its way, helped define Eastern North Carolina and its history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467145114
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/28/2020
Series: True Crime
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,108,472
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cathy Pickens, a lawyer and college professor, is a crime fiction writer (Southern Fried Mysteries, St. Martin's/Minotaur) and true crime columnist for Mystery Readers Journal. She taught law in the McColl School of Business and served as provost at Queens, as national president of Sisters in Crime and on the boards of Mystery Writers of America and the Mecklenburg Forensic Medicine Program (an evidence collection/preservation training collaborative).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 11

Welcome 13

Black Widow I 17

Undetermined 31

The Missing and the Missed 45

Black Widow II 63

Bad Science 73

The Rockingham Murders 89

Swamp Outlaws 107

Unprecedented 113

Online Swingers and a Shooter 127

The Poisoners 137

Side Trips, Crime Bits and Oddities 157

References 165

About the Author 175

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