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Hour to Kill, An : A True Story of Love, Murder, and Justice in a Small Southern Town

Hudson, Dale, Billy Hills

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ISBN 10: 0965384632 / ISBN 13: 9780965384636
Published by McGregor Publishing, Inc., Tampa, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From JB Books (Garrison, ND, U.S.A.)

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FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition. The full shocking but true crime story of the 1991 savage murder of Crystal Faye Todd, the killer and his motivations, the stunned reaction by the community, the arrest and prosecution of the murderer, much more. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains glossy illustrations, appendix, 282pp. A very nice copy, the jacket neatly encased in an acid-free Brodart plastic protector. Very rare. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00006975

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Title: Hour to Kill, An : A True Story of Love, ...

Publisher: McGregor Publishing, Inc., Tampa

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Former Owner Signature

Edition: First Edition.

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A vicious murder.

Churchgoer. Family friend. All-American boy. Murderer. Ken Register, much to the shock of the small town of Conway, South Carolina, was all of these things. Clean-cut, polite to a fault, and respectful of elders, Ken was the kind of guy parents wanted their daughters to date. But only months after a seventeen-year-old girl's brutal murder, the residents of Conway were in for another suprise: that the killer was one of their own.

A stunned community.

Crystal Todd and Ken were "best friends," and had even briefly dated. When Crystal's hideously gutted body was found near the woods of Conway, Ken checked in every day to console Crystal's mother and inquire about the murder investigation.

A shocking killer.

Ken was practically the last person anyone would suspect. Until he started acting nervous and suspicious, afraid he would be "framed" for Crystal's murder. And until DNA tests confirmed that he was indeed the man who repeatedly raped and stabbed Crystal Todd, then left her mutilated body in a ditch.

Discover, through fascinating first-person accounts, the tortured Southern son who committed murder; the courageous detective determined to break the case; the broken mother who lost her only child; and the disbelieving parents who, to this day, defend their son's innocence.

About the Author:

Billy Hills is Associate Professor of Psychology at Coastal Carolina University.

Dale Hudson is a successful businessman. Both authors, life-long residents of South Carolina, spent nearly five years researching for An Hour To Kill.

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