Murder in Little Egypt

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Morrow, 1989 - True Crime - 340 pages
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The shocking story of a family doctor from the region of southern Illinois known as Little Egypt who murdered two of his grown sons to gain the money from life insurance policies he held. 8 pages of photos. Ex-wife and one surviving son will tour nine cities.

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To his patients in the impoverished area of Southern Illinois known as Little Egypt, general practitioner Dale Canvaness could do no wrong. His employees and family, however, saw another side to him ... Read full review

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The unbelievable tale of a well-respected doctor by day and a familial tyrant by night. The town loved this man, but those who truly knew him, saw a much different man who actually killed two of his sons. (Read twice.) Read full review


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About the author (1989)

An essayist for The New Yorker and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ernest Hemingway Award.

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