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Esther: her murder haunts a small town in Oklahoma

Leonard Sanders

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ISBN 10: 0805010505 / ISBN 13: 9780805010503
Published by H. Holt, New York, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Esther: her murder haunts a small town in ...

Publisher: H. Holt, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Beyond the grisly details of a case that horrified and galvanized a community previously innocent of senseless violence, Sanders renders in a gripping narrative the investigative, legal, and emotional processes that were spurred by this crime--the first murder in the little town's long history.

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In April 1987 tiny Granite, Oklahoma, was still a town of open people and open doors. Then, on a blustery night, the realities of the modern world crept through one of those unlocked doors, and a respected ex-schoolteacher was raped and murdered in her bed. This is the story of the investigation into the killing of 73-year-old Esther Steele, the apprehension of two suspects, and the trial of one of them. It is also a tale of dubious justice as, seven years after the crime, the question of which of the pair actually killed Steele remains unanswered. It is, finally, the story of a town's loss of innocence, of the further passing of a kinder, gentler way of life. The telling is competently, if not compellingly, done. Recommended for larger true crime collections.
Jim Burns, Ottumwa, Ia.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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