THE COUNTERFEIT MAN. The True Story of the Boorn-Colvin Murder Case

Author: McFarland (Gerald W.)
Year: 1993
Publisher: The Univ. of Massachusetts Press
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US p/b edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
ISBN: 9780870238376
Price: 10.00
Softcover. 'In 1812 after arguing with his brothers-in-law, Jesse and Stephen Boorn, Vermont farmer Russell Colvin vanished. Seven years later, a barrage of ghostly sightings convinced the Manchester citizenry that Colvin had been murdered. The Boorns were tried and convicted of his murder - then Colvin showed up again, and they went free. But was it really Colvin, or an imposter?' The author has produced a fascinating, painstakingly researched account of the mystery, delineating the characters involved and bringing a historian's eye for social background to bear on the village itself. The result is a complete trial, dramatic reprieve, and surprising aftermath. Illus., Notes, Selected Bibliog. and Index. 242pp. trade size paperback. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Vg.


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