True Crime Stories of Western North Carolina

True Crime Stories of Western North Carolina

by Cathy Pickens
True Crime Stories of Western North Carolina

True Crime Stories of Western North Carolina

by Cathy Pickens

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Overview

Western North Carolina is known for mountain vistas and wild, rocky rivers, but remote wilderness and quaint small towns can have a dark side. These stories explore the international headlines and the little-known tales, the solved and the wrongly solved crimes of the mountains. Learn the truth behind the famous murder ballad "Tom Dooley." Delve into the criminal history of moonshine and the tales of two unexpected bombers in idyllic Mayberry. Crime writer Cathy Pickens brings a novelist's eye to Western North Carolina's crime stories that define the sinister-and quirky-side of the mountains.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467152150
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/26/2022
Series: True Crime
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 641,693
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(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 is Professor Emerita at the McColl School of Business, served as national president of Sisters in Crime and has served on the boards of Mystery Writers of America and the Mecklenburg Forensic Medicine Program.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Welcome 11

The Mayberry Bombings 16

Long Unsolved 24

Missing 51

Bad Men 70

The Moonshiners 87

The Murder Ballads 95

The Asheville Cases 111

Headline Cases 123

Side Trips, Crime Bits and Oddities 146

References 161

About the Author 173

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