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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User Review  - Mary Kurtz - Goodreads

I had a hard time putting this book down. O'Brien is a great storyteller and clearly did in depth research into a chilling situation that took place in my beloved Southern Illinois, which I learned is frightfully full of violent history. Read full review


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

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