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Blood Will Tell: The Murder Trials of T. Cullen Davis

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  68 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This is a riveting true story of money and murder.
The story of a torrid August night in Forth Worth, Texas, when a man in black entered a $6 million mansion, put a bullet through the chest of sexy, blond Priscilla Davis, and murdered her lover and her daughter.
The story of the arrest of Priscilla's estranged husband, Cullen, a multimillionaire oilman.
The story of a flamboy
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Hardcover, 404 pages
Published May 1st 1979 by Harcourt (first published 1979)
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Joshua
Jul 23, 2009 Joshua rated it really liked it
This is the story of the mass murder trial and the murder-for-hire trial of T. Cullen Davis.

I think this book is a solid piece of non-fiction. It doesn't take sides either with the trampy Priscilla or the (probably) murderous Cullen. Cartwright is only biased in favor of the facts.

One of the things that struck me as I read this book was the amazing, almost insane, amount of money that went into Cullen's defense. Among other things, the defense hired a press agent, a horde of private detectives
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Sharon Anne Beers
Feb 17, 2016 Sharon Anne Beers rated it it was amazing
True crime about a member of the Dallas oil 'Big Rich' that gives a good look at Texas high society, the Texas justice system, great wealth, and how it bought freedom for an obviously guilty man.
Katie Hilton
May 27, 2011 Katie Hilton rated it really liked it
This book is a fascinating, in-depth look at the two trials of Cullen Davis, the Fort Worth millionaire who was accused to killing to people and attempting to kill his estranged wife, and later accused to plotting to hire a hit man to finish the job.

All fans of true-crime books will love this account by Gary Cartwright, who covered the whole mess for Texas Monthly.
Brian
May 15, 2012 Brian rated it it was ok
My wife is from Amarillo, where the trial for Cullen Davis was held. It's quite a true crime book - interesting, but didn't really capture my attention. It ended up being a slog in parts.

Teryl
Apr 19, 2008 Teryl rated it really liked it
Shelves: true-crime
Texas at its worst - greedy, violent, corrupt. The events are unbelievable, and true.
James
Jul 02, 2011 James rated it really liked it
Exciting story especially for those who know Fort Worth...what really happened???
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