Velvalee Dickinson: The

Velvalee Dickinson: The "Doll Woman" Spy

by Barbara Casey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939521743
Publisher: Strategic Media Books
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 604,022
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Barbara Casey is the author of several award-winning novels and numerous articles, poems, and short stories. Her nonfiction true crime book, Kathryn Kelly: The Moll behind Machine Gun Kelly 9781939521491 has been optioned for a major film and television series. Her nonfiction book, Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave 9781939521606, is under contract for a major film.
Barbara lives on a mountain in Georgia with her husband, and three pets who adopted her: Benton, a hound-mix; Reese, a black cat; and Earl Gray, a gray cat and Reese’s best friend.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Beginnings 1

Chapter 2 The Suspicions 15

Chapter 3 The Letters 23

Chapter 4 The Investigation 43

Chapter 5 The Arrest and Indictment 79

Chapter 6 The Trial 101

Chapter 7 The Time Served 125

Chapter 8 The Aftermath 145

Photo Credits 159

Bibliography 161


Newspapers and Periodicals


Index 167

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Velvalee Dickinson: The "Doll Woman" Spy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kathy-bookaholic 19 days ago
This is a difficult book to describe; not a bad book at all, just hard to verbally describe. Let me start out by saying that at first it was not what I expected. I had in my convoluted brain that it would be more story like. A story about a woman spy who liked dolls. And it was that. It is exactly what it says it is, biographical. But as I continued through the book, I found that Barbara Casey had a way of flowing from facts to an interesting piece of descriptive writing. Really sort of back and forth, creating a nice flow for reading a non-fiction book. The above may well be the style of the author as I have not read her other books. It is better researched than any dissertation. It is laid out beautifully. Every source, every credit and an Index to die for. Being a retired librarian, I tend to go to the back of the book first. I was overwhelmed at the work and organization. This isn’t just well-written, it is a book which obviously involved a LOT of time and work. Having said the above, I want to say that this book does encompass true crime, biography and of course non-fiction. It is also a history lover’s read. The people and the places as well as the instances are all here, but as I said earlier it seems to flow well and read easily. In looking at previously published works by Barbara Casey I found all have very good reviews. Obviously, a good author to check out.