The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey: A Nonfiction Novel

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UNC Press Books, 1993 - True Crime - 170 pages
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As compelling as fiction, The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey tells the dramatic story of the disappearance of nineteen-year-old Nell Cropsey from her riverside home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in November 1901. Bloodhounds, detectives, divers, a
 

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THE MYSTERY OF BEAUTIFUL NELL CROPSEY

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On the evening of November 20, 1901, Gibson girl Nell Cropsey, oldest daughter of a transplanted Brooklyn family, stepped out into her family's front hall in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to join ... Read full review

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Contents

THE SEARCH
1
THE TOWN
71
THE TRIAL
107
Map 1 Elizabeth City North Carolina
167
Map 2 Eastern North Carolina and Tidewater Virginia
168
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
169
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
171
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Bland Simpson teaches writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the author of The Great Dismal: A Carolinian's Swamp Memoir and The Heart of the Country, a novel of southern music. He is also a member of the Red Clay Ramblers, the internationally acclaimed string band.

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