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Gripping, nonfiction crime novel about an infamous 1960 Southern murder and its aftermath, involving the coat hanger strangulation of beautiful socialite and mother of four, Gene Tate. Author Ann Williams, who was ten years old when the murder occurred in her Columbus, Mississippi neighborhood, deftly describes the chilling events leading up to the murder, and then offers front row observations of the colorful courtroom drama that electrified the small town, drew unprecedented crowds to the old, historic courthouse, and made headline news from coast to coast. Suspenseful, poignant, and at times humorous, In the Cold Light of Day offers a fast-paced, compelling account of the horrific tragedy that rocked the South.
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From the Foreword by Sarah Grayson, the Prosecution's Star Witness: " . . . In my 19 years of growing up in a small town in Mississippi, there had never been a murder. I thought murders only happened in New York. Was it possible that I knew what I knew? In the end, my utter innocence is all that saved my life."Review:
". . . I couldn't put it down . . . one of the most engrossing crime stories I've read in a long time." -- Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., March 8, 1998
"OK, I'll admit it. I was a bit skeptical after receiving this self-published first book about an infamous 1960s murder trial. So I figured I'd at least read a few pages . . . Benefit of the doubt, you know. I couldn't put it down. In the Cold Light of Day is one of the most engrossing crime stories I've read in a long time. Mainly because it's true . . . Think about it. It's 1960; Smalltown, Mississippi. When doors were left unlocked, when Elvis was king and trusting your neighbors wasn't questioned. Murders didn't happen on a weekly basis, let alone a scandalous trial with spectators packing the Lowndes County courthouse . . . Williams initial printing of Cold Light has sold well over 2,000 copies, an amazing feat for a nonfiction self-published book." -- J.C. Patterson, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., March 8, 1998.
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Book Description Lefleurs Bluff Pubns Inc, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110966126807
Book Description Lefleurs Bluff Pubns Inc, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0966126807