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A death at Crooked Creek : the case of the cowboy, the cigarmaker, and the love letter

Author: Marianne Wesson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2013.
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Combines the drama, intrigue, and emotion of excellent storytelling with cutting-edge forensic investigation techniques and legal theory

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Wesson, Marianne.
Death at Crooked Creek.
New York : New York University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012048184
(OCoLC)819717794
Named Person: Sallie E Hillmon; Sallie E Hillmon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Wesson
ISBN: 9780814784570 0814784577
OCLC Number: 836864191
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Important characters in the story of the Hillmon case --
Timeline of events important to the Hillmon litigation --
A winter journey leads to an inquest : 1879 --
The parties ready their cases for trial : 1879-1882 --
The Hillmon case is tried before a jury : 1882 --
The case is tried twice more, and a surprising objection is made : 1884-1888 --
The Supreme Court hears a case of "graveyard insurance" : 1892 --
John Hillmon is reported to be alive as the arduous fourth trial proceeds : 1893-95 --
The fifth trial progresses briskly but ends inconclusively, and New York Life capitulates: 1896-1899 --
The Hillmon case is tried for the last time: 1899 --
The century turns, and the Hillmon case is concluded: 1900-1903.
Responsibility: Marianne Wesson.

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