The Crime Writers’ Association


ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2020


Casey Cep

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Published by: 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.

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