Southern Justice on Trial

Author: Suzanne Lebsock

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393326062

Category: History

Page: 442

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Recounts the events surrounding the dramatic post-Civil War trial of a young African American sawmill hand who was accused of ax murdering a white woman on her Virginia farm and who implicated three other women in the crime. Reprint.
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VMI, Honor and Justice in Antebellum Virginia

Author: Daniel S. Morrow

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625840012

Category: History

Page: 352

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In 1853 Lexington, Virginia, Mary Evelyn Anderson, one of the most beautiful women in the Commonwealth, spurned the advances of a young law student named Charles Burks Christian. Humiliated and heartbroken, Christian confronted, stabbed and killed the man he believed responsible for Anderson's decision. The man was her cousin, Thomas Blackburn, a VMI cadet and student of Stonewall Jackson. What followed was a circus of inept and brilliant lawyers dragging members of the most prominent families in antebellum Virginia through and all-too-public discussion of seduction, courtship, honor and self-defense. Author and historian Daniel S. Morrow chronicles the history of the events that led to Blackburn's death, the trials that followed and the impact on Lexington, its two colleges and the men and women who would soon find themselves engaged in a great Civil War.
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Scandal, Honor, and Murder in 1872 Virginia

Author: Arwen Bicknell

Publisher: Open Books Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9780692697962


Page: 294

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In Justice and Vengeance, Arwen Bicknell offers the first full account of the events leading up to the shooting of James Clark by Lucien Fewell and the sensational, headline-grabbing murder trial that followed. Set against the backdrop of Reconstruction, tumultuous Virginia politics, and the presidential election of 1872 featuring Ulysses Grant, Horace Greeley, and protofeminist Victoria Woodhull, the first female presidential candidate, Bicknell paints a vivid picture of the evolving South as she traces the families and fortunes of Lucien Fewell, a hellraiser with a passion for drink and for abusing Yankees and scalawags, and James Clark, a rising legal and political star with a wife, a daughter, and a baby on the way. A marvelous work of historical re-creation, Justice and Vengeance is sure to fascinate anyone interested in crime drama, the Civil War and its aftermath, and the history of Virginia and the politics of the American South.
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A True Story Of Betrayal And Murder In The New South

Author: Sally Chew

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312970147

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 4113

A veteran journalist examines a teenage lesbian love triangle in Richmond, Virginia, that ended in the brutal murder of eighteen-year-old Stacey Hanna and the efforts to bring to justice her killers, including Kelley "Turtle" Tibbs, her girlfriend Tracy Bittner, and two teenage accomplices. Reissue.
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A Hidden Murder in Colonial Virginia

Author: Cynthia Mattson

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457555875

Category: History

Page: 272

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It is the early fall of 1755 in the backcountry of Virginia. The British army has suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of the French and their Indian allies in the opening battle of the French and Indian War, leaving the frontier in flames and open to attacks from the enemy. William Kay, a young minister well-known to the colonial establishment for his years long stand against a powerful planter and vestryman bent on revenge, is murdered. Three of Kay’s slaves are accused and swiftly condemned to the brutal form of justice reserved for the enslaved, while another man who had threatened Kay’s life disappears from the scene. When the colonial governor and officials aligned with him suppress the news of the unprecedented crime and the court record of the slave trial, the killing of Reverend Kay becomes lost to history––until now.
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Author: Ken Englade

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429996860

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

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The Woman: She was a beautiful, gifted descendant of Lady Astor. But Elizabeth Haysom was also a spoiled, willful daughter of privilege. The Lover: He was the brilliant young son of a German diplomat. But his love for Elizabeth would draw Jens Soering into a web of madness and murder. The Murder: When Elizabeth's parents were found savagely butchered in their elegant Virginia country home, she and Jens fled to Europe-igniting an international manhunt that spanned three continents. The Trial: The sensational courtroom drama that followed painted a twisted portrait of two golden youths consumed by hatred and perverse fantasies. Elizabeth's startling testimony-and intimations of acts and desires that went beyond mere murder-would reveal a tangled web of dark secrets and deadly obsession.
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Ein Weinkrimi

Author: Ellen Crosby,Axel Plantiko


ISBN: 9783404923144

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Eigentlich wollte Lucie für immer in Südfrankreich bleiben. Sie liebt die französische Art zu leben und fühlt sich auch in ihrem Job als Fremdenführerin wohl. Doch dann wird ihr Vater gefunden, erschossen in seinem Weinberg. Notgedrungen kehrt Lucie zurück auf das elterliche Weingut im Herzen von Virginia - und hat schon bald einen zweiten Toten zu beklagen: ihren Patenonkel Fitz. Er ahnte, dass der Tod ihres Vaters kein Unfall war, und fand ein grausames Ende - in einem leeren Merlot-Fass ...
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Ein Fall für Mrs. Murphy

Author: Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 384371584X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Frühling in Monticello, Wohnsitz von Präsident Thomas Jefferson: Archäologe Kimball Haynes macht einen grausigen Fund. In den alten Sklavenquartieren, wo einst die schöne Sklavin Medley Orion lebte, liegt das über hundert Jahre alte Skelett eines reichen Mannes. Sein Schädel wurde zertrümmert. Kurz darauf wird auch Haynes ermordet. Mit Tigerkatze Mrs. Murphy an ihrer Seite taucht Mary Minor »Harry« Haristeen tief in die Vergangenheit Crozets ein. Alle Fälle der Mrs.-Murphy-Erfolgsserie gibt es jetzt als E-Books bei Ullstein!
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Author: Irene Hughes

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 155395307X

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Twenty-eight people sign in at a real estate "open-house showing" in a foothills area of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains on a Sunday in early fall. Five days later one of them is still there. Dead. Murdered. The two female brokers who discover the body are appalled and angered by the ineptitude of the sherriff's deputies who respond to their 911 call. Then further infuriated by the chief investigator's initial dismissal of their offer to assist, they set out to investigate and solve the murder on their own. What ensues are their sometimes hilarious adventures and escapades as they boldly assume disguises , stalk suspects, and generally engage in "sleuthing" activities to check out the other twenty-seven visitors to the open-house. Action culminates with the confrontation between one broker and the murderer.
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Author: John L. Costello

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1579119611

Category: Law

Page: 1446

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This latest edition of Virginia Criminal Law and Procedure is the definitive authority on criminal law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, offering comprehensive coverage of substantive crimes, plus the procedural, constitutional, and ethical issues involved in criminal practice. Expert author John L. Costello discusses problems encountered in pretrial, trial, and appellate practice -- offering valuable guidance at each stage. From arrest to appeal, Virginia Criminal Law and Procedure is the practice manual criminal lawyers in Virginia can't afford to be without.
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Comprising the Office and Authority of a Justice of the Peace, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Together with a Variety of Useful Precedents, Adapted to the Laws Now in Force. To which is Added, an Appendix, Containing All the Most Approved Forms in Conveyancing: Such as Deeds of Bargain and Sale, of Lease and Release; of Trust, Mortgages, Bills of Sale, &c. Also, the Duties of a Justice of the Peace, Arising Under the Laws of the United States

Author: William Waller Hening

Publisher: N.A


Category: Forms (Law)

Page: 688

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Author: Sisters in Crime

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1938467647

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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Virginia Is for Mysteries is a collection of sixteen short stories set in and around the state of Virginia. All stories are written by Virginia residents with “murder” in mind. Each is a member of Sisters In Crime writers group. The idea of a themed anthology is popular in mystery writing groups and Virginia Is for Mysteries can be compared to Chesapeake Crimes, Fish Tales, Fish Nets, or Best New England Crime Stories.
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Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349297743X

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in eine lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe um. Sie verbringt Jahre hinter Gittern, bis man sie schließlich entlässt. Im Haushalt des Anstaltdirektors begegnet sie dem Nervenarzt Simon, der ihrer Geschichte auf den Grund gehen will: Ist Grace eine gemeingefährliche Verbrecherin oder unschuldig? Margaret Atwood hat einen Roman von hypnotischer Spannung geschrieben, der die Geschichte einer realen Gestalt, einer der berüchtigtsten Frauen Kanadas erzählt.
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Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458758135

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 6939

Susan Ryeland, Lektorin bei Cloverleaf Books, arbeitet schon seit Jahren mit dem Bestsellerautor Alan Conway zusammen, und die Leser lieben seine Krimis mit dem Detektiv Atticus Pünd, der seine Fälle charmant wie Hercule Poirot zu lösen pflegt. Doch in seinem neuesten Fall ist nichts wie es scheint. Zwar gibt es zwei Leichen in Pye Hall und auch diverse Verdächtige, aber die letzten Kapitel des Manuskripts fehlen und der Autor ist verschwunden. Ein merkwürdiger Brief legt nahe, dass er sich das Leben genommen hat. Susan Ryeland muss selbst zur Detektivin werden, um nicht nur den Fall der Morde von Pye Hall zu lösen, sondern auch die Umstände des Todes von Alan Conway zu enträtseln. Geschickt miteinander verwoben präsentiert der Erfolgsautor Anthony Horowitz hier zwei Krimis in einem und erzählt eine raffinierte und überaus spannende Story voller Eifersucht, Gier, Leidenschaft und Mord.
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Making Law Sovereign in Revolutionary Virginia

Author: Jessica K. Lowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108421784

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 833

Tells the story of a sensational 1791 Virginia murder case, and explores Revolutionary America's debates over justice, criminal punishment, and equality before the law.
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