A dark and bloody ground
An account of the crimes of Benny Hodge and his wife, Sherry Hodge, describes how the two went on a ten-year killing spree that left victims all over the South and explores a killer's psyche. 50,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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"Sherry," Burl Cloninger said, "we've come to arrest you." "You got a warrant?" "
No, but we can get one." "Wait here a minute. I'm on the phone." The agents
stood in the doorway as Sherry, in the kitchen, picked up the receiver again. She
told Benny what was up and asked him if she should cooperate. "Get off the
phone!" Cloninger called to her. "I'll get off when I'm done talking!" "Get off now!"
Benny advised her to do what the agents said. She said that she'd be in touch
with him when ...
Cloninger asked. "I figured you all was going to come after me." "Well, what have
you done?" "I ain't done nothing. I just knew how you people works." After more
than an hour, the agents came down and presented Sherry with an inventory of
the items they were taking away. Sherry examined the list. "Looks like you boys
come up with a whole lot of nothing," she said. "How come you didn't take my
dolls? Some might talk." "Sherry," Cloninger said, rising to his feet, "we're going to
Cloninger asked Louise to go into the bathroom with her. He must think I'm going
to kill myself, Sherry thought. I wouldn't give him the satisfaction. When she came
out, Cloninger produced handcuffs. Sherry begged him not to cuff her in front of
her mom. He did not. She hugged Louise and asked her to call her brothers and
not to tell E. L. while he was at work. Better to break the news to him that evening.
Cloninger ushered Sherry out the door and down the steps. "Don't put her in the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BellaFoxx - LibraryThing
Of the three books by Darcy O’Brien I have read I must say I like this one the least. Not to say it’s not a good book. It gets a bogged down in places. The middle part of the book dragged. We get a ... Read full review
A DARK AND BLOODY GROUNDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Hillbilly sociopaths rip off a miserly old doctor and kill his daughter: another first-rate—and lurid—true-crime chronicle from journalist/novelist O'Brien (Margaret in Hollywood, 1991; Murder in ... Read full review