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Cruelly Murdered: The Murder of Mary Magdalene Pitts and Other Kentucky True Crime Stories
In this follow-up to "Murder in Old Kentucky," Keven McQueen presents detailed and thrououghly researched true crime stories from Kentucky history, spanning in time from the state's early history to the Roaring Twenties. The stories include the case of the governor's son who was tried for murder four tmes and eventually pardoned by his father; Edward Hawkins, a murderer on ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Jesse Stuart Foundation
(first published September 1st 2008)
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The only thing I found uninteresting (and annoying) about this book was author Keven McQueen's apparent inability to avoid political moralization in the reportage of history. Phrases such as "today's anti-death penalty..." anything don't really have a place in a book about murders that all took place before 1929. Other than McQueen's frequent visits to his misplace temporal soapbox, it was a pretty good book.