Furious Hours

Furious Hours

Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Audiobook CD - 2019
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"The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted--thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own 'In Cold Blood,' the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting, and many more years working on her own version of the case. Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country's most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] :, Books on Tape,, [2019]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780735208483
0735208484
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in
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Additional Contributors: Huber, Hillary - Narrator

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