A Dark and Bloody Ground

O'Brien, Darcy

Published by Harpercollins, 1993
ISBN 10: 0060179589 / ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Hard back book New with jacket [ b/green ]. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.93 avg rating
(254 ratings)

Synopsis: An account of the crimes of Benny Hodge and his wife, Sherry Hodge, describes how the two went on a ten-year killing spree that left victims all over the South and explores a killer's psyche

From Kirkus Reviews: Hillbilly sociopaths rip off a miserly old doctor and kill his daughter: another first-rate--and lurid--true-crime chronicle from journalist/novelist O'Brien (Margaret in Hollywood, 1991; Murder in Little Egypt, 1990, etc.). The part of Kentucky that skirts West Virginia and Tennessee is, O'Brien says, a region of poverty, bluegrass, and country soul, where crime--even murder--is a major activity. Here, he focuses on the ten-year criminal career of two of the region's inhabitants- -former prison-guard Sherry Sheets Pelfrey Wong Hodge and her husband, lifetime criminal Benny Hodge--who, in 1985, formed part of a gang that stole a local doctor's hoard of nearly $2 million cash, killing his daughter in the process. In O'Brien's expert hands, the slow, handsome, enormously powerful Benny and his tough- minded, quick-thinking, coolheaded wife are totally believable, even sympathetic, products of lives impoverished at every level. Also fascinating are the Hodges' lawyer, Lester Burns--who, already rich but unable to resist accepting a fee in money he knew was stolen, bragged about his illicit payoff to an undercover FBI agent; the classically corrupt sheriff, who hired Hodge (as a cook) and then sought to blackmail him into various crimes; car-crazy middle-class sleaze Roger Epperson, perfectly qualified to be the brains behind the heist--he'd already been involved in the murder of his father's best friend; and police lieutenant Danny Webb, who tracked the gang down with the help of a fingerprint on an attach‚ case they'd left behind. The smell of wet, coal-laden earth, white lightening, and cocaine-driven sweat rises from these marvelously atmospheric--and compelling--pages. (Eight pages of b&w photographs) (TV rights to ABC) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: A Dark and Bloody Ground
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ISBN 10: 0060179589 ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Dream Books Company, LLC
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Well-loved Book. May have markings, water damage, missing jacket/CDs/supplemental materials, and heavy wear. Stock photo may be different from actual cover. Bookseller Inventory # 4EKGRJ000CNE

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Darcy O'Brien
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060179589 ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Silver Arch
(St Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0060179589I5N01

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Darcy O'Brien
Published by Harpercollins
ISBN 10: 0060179589 ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2836391353

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

O'Brien, Darcy
Published by Harpercollins (1993)
ISBN 10: 0060179589 ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Once Upon A Time Books
(Springdale, AR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. This is a used book. It may contain highlighting/underlining and/or the book may show heavier signs of wear . It may also be ex-library or without dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002486436

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

O'Brien, Darcy
Published by Harpercollins (1993)
ISBN 10: 0060179589 ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Emerald
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_192059370

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

O'Brien, Darcy
Published by Harpercollins (1993)
ISBN 10: 0060179589 ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Half Price Books Inc.
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_200365213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

ISBN 10: 0060179589 ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Goodwill Books
(Hillsboro, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing. Bookseller Inventory # 3IIEN5002J8F

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Darcy O'Brien
Published by Harpercollins (1993)
ISBN 10: 0060179589 ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0060179589-2-4

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 12.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

ISBN 10: 0060179589 ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # 36SEQU0010BC

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

O'Brien, Darcy
Published by Harpercollins, (1993)
ISBN 10: 0060179589 ISBN 13: 9780060179588
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sci Fi, etc.
(Knoxville, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition.. Used. Book has edge and shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 115857

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 13.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 19 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book