The Love Pirate and the Bandit's Son: Murder, Sin, and Scandal in the Shadow of Jesse James

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - True Crime - 307 pages
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Sparks flew when gold digger Dr. Zeo Zoe Wilkins and Jesse James, Jr.—the son of America’s most legendary outlaw—crossed paths. The result: a tale of sex, deceit, money, and murder, grippingly told by noted true-crime blogger Laura James.

The beautiful Wilkins—a scheming and oft-married osteopath—was no shrinking violet; she married and probably buried five husbands (or six, according to some reports), some decades older, and all much wealthier, than she. But she was no match for the nefarious Jesse Jr., whom the author argues stabbed Zeo to death in her Kansas City home in 1924. (The murder was never officially solved.) Laura James maps out the childhood, career, and marital machinations of this ravishing “love pirate” before charting the promising but invariably disappointing life of the bandit’s only son. In the book’s third section, the two indelible characters collide, with lethal consequences for Wilkins.

 Ably mixing historical conjecture with forensic fact, Laura James conducts a blow-by-blow reconstruction of their tumultuous relationship, including evidence that she believes convicts Jesse James, Jr.

 

 

  

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Review: The Love Pirate and the Bandit's Son: Murder, Sin, and Scandal in the Shadow of Jesse James

User Review  - Andd Becker - Goodreads

The book moves at a fast pace, then slows down as though an entirely different book is being written. Read full review

Review: The Love Pirate and the Bandit's Son: Murder, Sin, and Scandal in the Shadow of Jesse James

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

This book was not what I expected, although moderately entertaining. It was more of a research document an analysis of the lives and relationship between a gold-digging woman and the son of an outlaw ... Read full review

Contents

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1
Hoggie Hoggie Hoggie
7
t Dr G Just Adores Me
21
The Cigar Girl
32
Plucky Did Mrs Cunningham and the Siren
45
II Love Makes Time Go Time Makes Love Go
59
Wiles and Machinations
76
THE SON OF JESSE JAMES
99
i Under the Black Flag
150
l Theres Someone Lying on the Floor
174
Throat of Adventuress Cut
185
H Now a Mystery Woman
201
ZO Forge Chain around Negro
216
Zb Stalked tD the Grave by the Ghosts of Her Wild Career
235
Jesse James on Carpet
254
leerologij
267

A Good Reputation Except in Police Circles
114
lb The Lost Cause
123
Underworld Money
141
Holes
289
TOcnouueapmenis
307
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