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Edgar Award-Winning and New York Times Bestselling Author

HARRY N. MACLEAN

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Edgar-Award winning author Harry MacLean is bringing the New York Times bestseller “In Broad Daylight” back to print in a new Classic trade paper edition that also includes “The Story Behind ‘In Broad Daylight.’”
“In Broad Daylight” tells the story of the killing of Ken Rex McElroy on the main street of Skidmore, Missouri in July 1981. McElroy, an illiterate hog farmer, had terrorized all of northwest Missouri for over 20 years, until the town, and even law enforcement, was terrified of him. McElroy was shot as he sat in his truck in front of the tavern. Over 45 men witnessed the shooting. Despite two eyewitness accounts and three grand jury investigations, no one has been prosecuted for the crime.“In Broad Daylight” won an Edgar Award for Best True Crime. It was also made into a movie starring Brian Denehey, Cloris Leachman and Chris Cooper. It was re-released as an e-book on Amazon July 2012 on the 31st anniversary of the killing. St. Martin’s Press published the last print edition in 2006.In “The Story Behind ‘In Broad Daylight,’” MacLean tells how he researched and wrote the book. He tells of guns being drawn on him, being bitten by a dog, and a confrontation with the killer on the killer’s ranch. In addition to updates on characters from the book (including who is still alive and who has died), the book answers many questions about the killing itself, such as who was involved, and what has become of them. MacLean describes the breakthrough events when key characters agreed to speak with him, and he realized he would finally get the story. The author also discusses the nature of the moral consequences of the killing for the town and those involved in the crime. The mini-book contains never-before published photographs of some of the principal characters, including the killer. These two books are combined for the first time in this new edition.”GRIPPING…excellent and disturbing…a fine and richly rewarding book.”
The Washington Post Book World“The Edgar Award winner takes readers right where they want to go—inside the story.”
—Gregg Olsen, bestselling author of “Fear Collector”
“Honest and intriguing. The riveting backstory of MacLean’s true crime classic…a can’t miss read!”
— Kathryn Casey, bestselling author of “Deadly Little Secrets”
In Broad Daylight... including The Story Behind 'In Broad Daylight'
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In Broad Daylight

A Murder in Skidmore, Missouri

Tells the story of the killing of a bully in a small town in northwest Missouri in 1981, in front of 45 witnesses. Explores Ken McElroy’s reign of terror, his killing, and the cover-up which has protected the killers ever since. In Broad Daylight won an Edgar Award for Best True Crime, was a New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks, and was made into a movie starring Brian Denehey.

This edition contains new facts on the killing and the identity of the killers.

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

A True Story of Memory, Murder and the Law

In 1989 Eileen Franklin claimed to recover a repressed memory of her father murdering her playmate twenty years earlier. George Franklin was tried and convicted, based solely on her testimony. This book follows the trial, explores the dysfunctional Franklin family, and delves into the credibility of repressed memories as evidence. Contains a 2011 Epilogue. Once Upon A Time was a New York Times Notable Book of 1993.

The Past is Never Dead

The Past is Never Dead

The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi’s Struggle for Redemption

In 2007 James Ford Seale was indicted for the murder of two black youths in southwest Mississippi in 2007. This book covers the trial and conviction of Seale for the crimes, and explores the ongoing attempt of Mississippi to atone for its bloody racial past and the possibility of redemption through the prosecution of former Klansman for crimes of the sixties. This books was shortlisted for the William Saroyan Prize, offered by Stanford University.

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The Story Behind ‘In Broad Daylight’

The Story Behind the Story

Tells the story of how MacLean came to write his Edgar Award-winning book in this true crime short. This book brings the story up to date and includes several previously unpublished pictures. MacLean discusses the nature of the moral consequences of the killing for the town and those involved in the killing. He also describes the breakthrough events when key characters agreed to speak with him, and he realized he would finally get the story.
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