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The Unusual Suspect: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Day Outlaw by Ben Machell

Character is key in almost any kind of book. This was brought home to me recently when I read and really enjoyed The Unlikely Suspect by Ben Machell after having encountered several other true crime books that simply didn’t satisfy. … Continue reading

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Casey Cep: Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

As evidenced by its extended title Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee is really three interrelated stories. The first, and impetus for the rest, is the murky tale of a murky man, the Reverend Willie … Continue reading

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