True Crime Stories of Western North Carolina

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Western North Carolina is known for mountain vistas and wild, rocky rivers, but remote wilderness and quaint small towns can have a dark side. These stories explore the international headlines and the little-known tales, the solved and the wrongly solved crimes of the mountains. Learn the truth behind the famous murder ballad “Tom Dooley.” Delve into the criminal history of moonshine and the tales of two unexpected bombers in idyllic Mayberry. Crime writer Cathy Pickens brings a novelist’s eye to Western North Carolina’s crime stories that define the sinister—and quirky—side of the mountains.
ISBN: 9781467152150
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: True Crime
Images: 72
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Cathy Pickens, a lawyer and college professor, is a crime fiction writer (Southern Fried Mysteries, St. Martin’s/Minotaur) and true crime columnist for Mystery Readers Journal. She is Professor Emerita at the McColl School of Business, served as national president of Sisters in Crime and has served on the boards of Mystery Writers of America and the Mecklenburg Forensic Medicine Program.
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