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Casey Cep - 'Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee'

The residents of rural Coosa County, Ala., could be forgiven for being leery of Reverend Willie Maxwell. After all, five people close to him, including two wives, died mysteriously--leaving life insurance policies in Maxwell's name. Journalist Casey Cep explores both the strange case of Maxwell's life and death, and how famous Alabama native Harper Lee came out of seclusion and shook off her demons to try to chronicle this story of crime and vigilantism.

“She explains as well as it is likely ever to be explained why Lee went silent after To Kill a Mockingbird…it’s here, in her descriptions of another writer’s failure to write, that her book makes a magical little leap, and it goes from being a superbly written true-crime story to the sort of story that even Lee would have been proud to write.” --New York Times rave review by Michael Lewis

Casey Cep is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in English, she earned an M.Phil in theology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times, and The New Republic, among other publications. This is her first book.

 

Reserved seat and priority signing line ticket available with the purchase of Furious Hours.

Event date: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947869
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

New York Times Best Seller
 
“Compelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If To Kill a Mockingbird was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add Furious Hours to your reading list today.” —Southern Living