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

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Blood Will Tell: The Murder Trials of T. Cullen Davis, by Cartwright, Gary
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published May 1st 1979 by Harcourt (first published 1979)
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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...more
Katie Hilton
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.
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.

Texas at its worst - greedy, violent, corrupt. The events are unbelievable, and true.
Exciting story especially for those who know Fort Worth...what really happened???
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