Book Reviews of Mississippi Mud : Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia

Mississippi Mud : Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia
Mississippi Mud Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia
Author: Edward Humes
ISBN-13: 9780671535056
ISBN-10: 0671535056
Publication Date: 12/1/1995
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Scary to have an insight into all that happened.
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This true crime is unbelievably fascinating, and would be the ultimate fiction of Grisham if the story weren't true.
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Fascinating true story. Edward Humes is a great writer.
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A story almost too unbelievable to be true--But it is. On a quiet September afternoon, Lynne Sposito learned that her parents had been shot to death in their Biloxi, Mississippi home. One of the city's most prominent couples, he served as Circuit Court judge and she was running for mayor. They were mourned by a community. But for a stunned and grieving daughter, the nightmare was just beginning.
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great read ! well written.
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This is an amazing story of how one woman avenged her parents murder. It took her years to do it but she finally accomplished it.
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Humes delivers a shocking and bizarre tale set against a teeming underworld of merciless killers, ruthless cone men, and venal politicians. MISSISSIPPI MUD portrays how one woman's steely obsession for the truth shook a city to its foundation- and nearly destroyed everything she loved.
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Great book about Biloxi's beachfront hub of sex, drugs and The Strip and the Dixie Mafia. Murder mystery reminiscent of Truman Copote's In Cold Blood. Loved it !
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I don't agree with all the great ratings given to this book, but it was decent and entertaining.
From front cover:
"one of the most suspenseful and chilling crime books I've ever read"--Jonathan Kellerman
"with coverage of the shocking trial and conviction"
from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes"
From Back Cover:
"a story almost too unbelievable to be true. But it is...terrific"--Ann Rule

On a quiet September afternoon, Lynne Sposito learned that her parents, Vincent and Margaret Sherry, had been shot to death in their Biloxi, Mississippi, home. One of the city's most prominent couples--he served as Circuit Court judge and she was running for mayor--the Sherrys were mourned by a community. But for a stunned and grieving daughter, the nightmare was just beginning.

Racing to Biloxi for answers, Lynne found the police investigation in chaos. The only sure lead was that the Sherrys' murder somehow was connected to the Dixie Mafia, a predatory band of criminals who ran Biloxi's beachfront hub of sex, drugs, and sleaze known as The Strip. Lynne, armed with a savvy private eye--and a .357 magnum--set out to accomplish what the authorities could not or would not do: hunt down her parents' assassins and bring them to justice.

Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes delivers a shocking and bizarre tale set against a teeming underworld of merciless killers, ruthless con men, and venal politicians. MISSISSIPPI MUD portrays how one woman's steely obsession for the truth shook a city to its foundation--and nearly destroyed everything she loved.

"Reminiscent of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood....Read(s) as smoothly as a finely crafted suspense novel."--Joyce R. Slater, Chicago Tribune.
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These were very dear friends of mine and I found the book well written, and suspenseful. I knew all the parties involved, even the person who put out the contract on the Sherry's. Edward Humes does an excellent job of portraying all the principals involved.
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Great book! Amazing what you can get away with in prison.
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Super Book
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Absolutely the most fascinating true crime book that I have ever read. (With all due respect to Ann Rule and Jerry Bledsoe, my other favorite authors in this genre.) This book proves the saying "Truth is stranger than fiction." I highly recommend it.