Ken McElroy terrorized Skidmore, Missouri, for years--robbing, raping, shooting, and maiming the citizens into submission until they had finally had enough. While 45 townspeople looked on, McElroy was shot and killed . . . but the police could find no witnesses. (Nonfiction)((Dell.
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FOR TEN YEARS, HE TERRORIZED THEM WITHOUT MERCY...
Ken McElroy robbed, raped, burned, shot, and maimed the citizens of Skidmore, Missouri, without conscience or remorse. Again and again, the law had failed to stop him.
UNTIL THEY TOOK JUSTICE INTO THEIR OWN HANDS.
On July 10, 1981, Ken was shot to death on the main street of this small farming community. Forty-five people watched. No indictments were ever issued, no trial held...and the town of Skidmore protected the killers with silence. With this powerful, true-life account, Edgar Award-winning author Harry N. MacLean reveals what drove a community of everyday American citizens to commit murder...
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
"GRIPPING...excellent and disturbing...a fine and richly rewarding book."
--The Washington Post Book World
"FIRST-CLASS...Read and you may find yourself haunted."--Houston Chronicle
"A GUARANTEED PAGE-TURNER. [A] truly compelling...piece of reporting."--Rocky Mountain News Sunday Magazine
WITH 8 PAGES OF CHILLING PHOTOS
Harry MacLean is a lawyer and writer living in Denver, Colorado. His first book was "In Broad Daylight," published by Harper Collins. This book tells the story of the killing of a town bully on the main street of a small town in northwest Missouri. It won an Edgar Award for Best True Crime and was a New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks. Brian Denehey stars as the bully in the movie version. "In Broad Daylight" became available as an e-book July 2012. MacLean's second book was "Once Upon A Time, a True Story of Memory, Murder and the Law." Also published by Harper Collins, it tells the true story of a man on trial for murder based solely on his daughter's "repressed memory" of witnessing him murder her playmate 20 years earlier. "Once Upon a Time" was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Basic Books published his third book, "The Past Is Never Dead, The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Search for Redemption," which was shortlisted for the William Saroyan Award, given by Stanford University. MacLean released his true crime short "The Story Behind 'In Broad Daylight,'" in January, 2013. The book includes nine pages of previously unpublished pictures. MacLean's first career was as a lawyer. He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law, magna cum laude, and also received a master's degree in Law and Sociology from DU. He worked as a trial lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission and as a magistrate in Denver Juvenile Court. He taught as an Adjunct Professor at DU Law. He served as First Assistant Attorney General for the state of Colorado, and as General Counsel of the Peace Corp during the Carter Administration. For the past twenty years he has worked as a labor arbitrator and book author. His new book, a novel entitled "The Joy of Killing," is set for release July 14, 2015. It has been described as a literary thriller, a psychological thriller and a philosophical thriller. It has also been favorably compared to "American Psycho." A man seeking clarity in his life, uncovers the possibility of his involvement in gruesome cremes. Connect with him at Facebook.com/HarryNMacLean.
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Book Description Dell, New York, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Thus. This is the ORIGINAL 1990 mass market, SIGNED FIRST PRINTING. Most of what you see available are the much later St Martin's editions. New book, inscribed "to John." Pages are tanned. Front cover is cut off at an angle but almost appears to have been issued that way. Please ask for photo if you like. Just a slight crease along spine where someone took a peek at the photographs in the middle of the book. Otherwise just as it came off the shelf. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000231
Book Description Dell, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110440205093