DOWN BY THE BACK RIVER LIGHT The Sensational 1931 Murder Trial of Professor kane

Author: Davis (Ann)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (New York)
Edition Details: US Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
ISBN: 9781600371301
Price: 10.00
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Softcover. POD. US Edn. When the shadow of the Back River Light fell on Sash Kane, the scion of a Pennsylvania family, newspapers up and down the East Coast reported all details of Elizabeth City County's murder case of the century. The "other woman," Kane's autobiographical sketch, and the Dreiser novel, banned in Boston, found in Kane's Roadster, was the stuff that sold papers. Had fiction mimicked life and, then, life mimicked fiction? Had this university professor held Jenny Kane's "head beneath the waters of the Chesapeake Bay until she drowned," Down by the Back River Light? The author tells the story of a murder trial that took place in her hometown in 1931 from the viewpoint of the people involved. This trial attracted such crowds they were standing in the street outside the courthouse. Armed with scrapbooks and the transcript of the hearing, the author has visited the courthouse where the trial took place, the scene of the drowning, the Pennsylvania home of the defendant, and studied courthouse and archival records. She went so far a to be born in Dixie Hospital where the victim was pronounced dead. Illus. by Kym Smith, Photographs from 'The Daily Press' + Epilogue. 201pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Vg+

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