Dark and Bloody Ground: Outlaw Love, A Miser's Hoard - Lust, Greed, and Killing from the Beaches of Florida to the Mountains of Kentucky
Kentucky never more deserved its Indian appellation "A Dark and Bloody Ground" than when a small-town physician, seventy-seven-year-old Roscoe Acker, called in an emergency on a sweltering evening in August 1985. Acker's own life hung in the balance, but it was already too late for his college-age daughter Tammy, savagely stabbed eleven times and pinned by a kitchen knife to her bedroom floor in Fleming-Neon. Three men had somehow managed to breach Dr. Acker's alarm and security systems and made off with a substantial amount of the cash he had stashed away in a safe over his lifetime. _x000D_ _x000D_ The killers--part of a three-man, two-woman gang of the sort not seen since the Bakers--stopped counting the moldy bills when they reached $1.9 million. They found that all the cash came in handy shortly afterwards and they were caught and decided to lure Kentucky's most flamboyant lawyer, the celebrated Lester Burns, into representing them.
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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 - 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