North Mississippi Murder & Mayhem

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Overview
North Mississippi's idyllic rolling hills and deep forests hide a history steeped in blood. America's first serial killers, the Harpe brothers, brutally murdered as many as fifty people at the end of the 1700s before finally meeting their end on the Natchez Trace. During Reconstruction, politician William Clark Falkner, great-grandfather of the author William Faulkner, was shot in the streets of Ripley by a former business partner after being elected to the state legislature. In the 1960s, Samuel Bowers and the Mississippi Klan tried to start a national race war by orchestrating the Freedom Summer murders and the Ole Miss Riot. Kristina Stancil details the shadowy side of North Mississippi.
Details
ISBN: 9781467139366
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Mississippi
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Images: 31
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Kristina Stancil has a master’s degree in English from Tiffin University. Originally from Louisiana, she now lives in the North Mississippi area. Stancil is a regular contributor to Serial Killer Magazine and Halloween Haunts. She has previously contributed to the Houma Courier and was interviewed as the August 2013 Fresh Blood Author of the Month. She is currently studying to be a criminologist.