Bitter blood: a true story of southern family pride, madness, and multiple murder

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Dutton, Aug 30, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 468 pages
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A feisty millionaire widow and her beautiful daughter are murdered in Louisville, Kentucky. Later, in North Carolina another wealthy widow and her son and daughter-in-law are also slain. In this tightly wound tale, events build to a shattering conclusion that leaves the remaining family members and the citizens of two states stunned. 16 pages of halftones.

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This book tells the facts as they are, and not the ones we want to hear. This is not a negative for a true account book, just that it is a terribly sad set of facts. Bitter Blood covers the story of a ... Read full review

Contents

THE HOUSE ON COVERED
6
MURDER IN THE FAMILY
75
FAMILY UNIONS
129
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About the author (1988)

Jerry Bledsoe was born July 14, 1941, in Danville, Virginia. Bledsoe is a newspaperman. He writes true crime stories as well as humor columns. He has won several awards, including the National Headliners Award (1969) and the Young Newspaperman Award from the International Newspaper Promotion Association (1971). As a writer Beldsoe focuses on North Carolina's land and people. Some of his titles include Some Funny Things Happened on the Way Back to the Land (1976), Visitin' with Carolina People (1980), and Blood Games: A True Account of Family Murder (1991). Blue Horizons: Faces and Places from a Bicycle Journey along the Blue Ridge Parkway was published in 1993. Before He Wakes: A True Story of Money, Marriage, Sex and Murder appeared in 1994. Bledsoe lives in Ashboro, North Carolina.