Mississippi Mud: a true story from a corner of the Deep South

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This work delivers the in-depth story of the shocking 1987 double homocide of Biloxi mayoral candidate, Margaret Sherry, and her husband, a judge and prominent lawyer. From the moment Sherry's daughter Lynn, arrived at the bloody crime scene, she doubted whether the Biloxi police could ever uncover the truth. Valuable pieces of evidence were ignored. Other leads were not pursued. When the police went so far as to implicate Sherry's adopted son in the killings, Lynn Sposito could tolerate no more.
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display_description Biloxi, Mississippi, is a city of contradictions. A lush green jewel on the Gulf of Mexico, a Southern Riviera steeped in Confederate history, where antebellum mansions command staggering ocean views. Yet it has also been home to The Strip, a beachside center of neon decadence, prostitution, drugs, and corrupt public servants - all in thrall to a shadowy band of criminals called the Dixie Mafia. Here in Biloxi, Old South virtue clashes with a long-standing tolerance for evil. When one of the city's most prominent couples - a judge and his mayoral-candidate wife - were shot in their home, their daughter embarked on a dangerous crusade for justice that would forever change the complexion of Biloxi. She wanted to accomplish what the police could not or would not do: find the assassins and shake the city of Biloxi from its jaded complacency. At the same time, Mississippi Mud provides a fascinating and vivid portrait of a little-known corner of the Deep South where corruption and betrayal arise not only from the criminal element but also from the good people of Biloxi's long-standing tradition of turning a blind eye to the malignancy in their midst. In Mississippi Mud, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes tells the inspiring and harrowing story of Lynne Sposito, whose obsession with solving her parents' murder "irresistibly draws us into a ripe, teeming, darkness," into a sin-belt world of conscienceless killers, illegal casinos, and venal politicians. Though a work of nonfiction, scrupulously reported and documented, Mississippi Mud reads like an exquisitely taut and suspenseful novel, building toward a surprising - and chilling - conclusion, as the forces unleashed by Lynne's investigation forever alter her life, and Biloxi's future. Soon to be an NBC-TV miniseries starring Valerie Bertinelli, Mississippi Mud is Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Edward Humes' inside story of the shocking 1987 double homicide of Biloxi mayoral candidate Margaret Sherry and her husband.
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subject_facet Case studies, Général, Homicide, Murder, Murder -- Mississippi -- Biloxi -- Case studies, True crime stories
title_display Mississippi Mud : a true story from a corner of the Deep South
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