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Someone Cry for the Children

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June 1977. Three young Girl Scouts are horribly murdered on their first night of summer camp. The prime suspect is a legendary Cherokee outlaw who is said to use "black" medicine to hide himself deep in the Oklahoma hills. The two brothers sent to capture Gene Leroy Hart share their fugitive's Cherokee heritage, and call on other medicine men to help bring him in... And in ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 1st 1981 by DoubleDay (first published January 1st 1981)
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Many years ago (1978) as I was leaving my home state of Oklahoma for a new job in Texas, the national news carried stories about the tragic murder and assault of three Girl Scouts at a summer camp in the area of the state where I was born. Although I tried to follow the story after arriving in Texas, I was never able to get details. Recently, after visiting one of my longtime Oklahoma friends, she told me about this book and asked me my opinion of it. Since I had never seen the book, she sent it ...more
Amy Sturgis
Those who are interested in the tragic (and still unsolved) 1977 murders of the three Girl Scouts at Camp Scott in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, should read this book to gain one perspective on the crimes and their aftermath. This represents only one side, however, and in the final analysis I find myself unsatisfied by its presentation.

The book was written by two brothers who were on the front lines of the investigation as members of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

My reservations spring fr
Diane Billie
Read this book many years ago as a teenager. I am of Native American background and understand what was going on with the Medicine Man and Gene Leroy Hart. Such a sad book but a very good one at the same time. My Dad remembered this happening because he was up in the Tulsa area at the time. I would definitely recommend this book!
Paul Valente
An account of the trial of a Cherokee Indian for a triple murder in the seventies. Interesting insight into Indian culture, but the police procedural exposition was overly detailed and dull at times. Too much focus on the law enforcement protagonists.
THis is perhaps one of the most haunting books I have ever read. I first read it back in the 80's. In the past year, my husband ran across articles and stories about the original event and wanted to read the book. Locating it was a problem. Used versions (even paperbacks) usually run about 25.00 and up, if you can locate them. I read it again and it had the same effect on me and my husband. It is not great literature, but it succeeds in pulling you into the time and events involving these horren ...more
Jo Haight
I haven't read any True Crime in a while, but started this because the infamous Dog Handler John Preston makes an appearance. In case you don't know, Preston and the evidence from his dog were instrumental in the convictions of two men from my area whose verdicts were recently overturned on DNA evidence (thanks to Project Innocence) after more than 25 years in prison. There are many more cases he was involved in, but the State Attorney refuses to proactively review them.

Great writing.... Gives
This is the book that originally sparked an interest in true crime and forensics. At the age of 13 or 14 began the insatiable desire to know why people hurt other people maliciosly
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