The Crime Writers' Association

Non-fiction 2020

Casey Cep
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
William Heinemann


Two intertwined tales: of a strange preacher in Alabama who apparently killed no fewer than five relatives for the insurance money, and of Mockingbird author Harper Lee’s attempts to make a Cold Blood-style non-fiction book out of it. Poignant, beautifully written and impeccably researched.