Appalachian Murders & Mysteries

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Appalachian Murders & Mysteries: True Stories from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Southern Ohio, 23 stories by 17 authors compiled and edited by James M. Gifford and Edwina D. Pendarvis. The tragic events described in this book could have happened anywhere, but they happened here in central Appalachia. They are a part of our history. Together, these stories create a literary “mourning quilt,” commemorating the innocent and the guilty and piecing together significant remnants of 200 years of life in eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio, and West Virginia.

HARDBACK
Compiled and edited by James M. Gifford and Edwina D. Pendarvis

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Appalachian Murders & Mysteries: True Stories from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Southern Ohio, 23 stories by 17 authors compiled and edited by James M. Gifford and Edwina D. Pendarvis. The tragic events described in this book could have happened anywhere, but they happened here in central Appalachia. They are a part of our history. Together, these stories create a literary “mourning quilt,” commemorating the innocent and the guilty and piecing together significant remnants of 200 years of life in eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio, and West Virginia.

Among these true stories of bone-chilling cruelty and heart-wrenching heroism are accounts of:

  • a lynch mob commandeering the steamboat Mountain Girl near Catlettsburg
  • the Rowan County feud that was bloodier than the notorious Hatfield-McCoy feud
  • a wealthy Huntington woman found strangled in her bedroom, her son the only suspect
  • the murder of the Ironton Police Chief during a jail break at the old Lawrence County Jail

HARDBACK
Compiled and edited by James M. Gifford and Edwina D. Pendarvis

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