South Carolina Killers: Crimes of Passion

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The History Press, 2007 - History - 93 pages
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Murder leaves no decade unscarred. In 1903, the lieutenant governor of South Carolina shot dead a local newspaper editor, in full view of witnesses. In 1944, George Stinney was marched to the electric chair—at age fourteen. In 1994, a mother made national news pleading for the return of her kidnapped sons, when in truth she had driven them to a watery grave herself. Jones spares no chilling detail in describing each of these crimes; all make for fascinating—and terrifying—reading.

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As Long As We Are Able
Murder in Broad Daylight 1903
Last Man Hanged The Execution of Daniel Duncan 1911
The Perfect Murder of an SOB 1933
Hip Pocket Justice in Edgefield The Execution of Sue Logue 1941
Too Young To Die The Execution of George Stinney Jr 1944
Perry Deveaux 1975
A Deadly New Years Resolution 1992
The Murder of Rosemary Franco 1994
A Tragedy in Union The Sad Saga of Susan Smith 1994
Obsession The Death of Mary Lynn Witherspoon 2003
Tom Findlays Dear John Letter to Susan Smith
Susan Smiths Confession
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Mark R. Jones is a ninth-generation native of South Carolina. He is a licensed City of Charleston tour guide, conducting carriage tours for Palmetto Carriage and daytime history and nighttime ghost tours for Bulldog Walking Tours. Mark is also one of a select group of guides who conducts the Dark Side of Charleston Tour for Bulldog: the tour that inspired the writing of the Wicked Charleston books. The Dark Side is the only non-ghost nighttime tour in Charleston. On average, Mark conducts twenty tours a week, about one thousand per year. He is the author of Wicked Charleston: The Dark Side of the Holy City, which covers the history of the founding of Charles Towne from a unique perspective: drinking, prostitution and murder. The Charleston Post and Courier called the book "a solid (if tipsy) foundation for the revelry to come." Wicked Charleston, Volume 2 is the continuation of that revelry. In his free time, Mark is always on the prowl for new salacious stories about Charleston. Information about Mark, his books, tours, personal blog and speaking engagements can be found at his web site:

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