BROTHER'S BLOOD author Scott Cawelti to sign books at Library!
|When||Nov 14, 2011 from 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm|
|Where||Jesup Public Library|
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Brother's Blood author Scott Cawelti will be at the Jesup Public Library on Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 7:00 pm to speak about his book and to autograph your copy. Books will be available for purchase that night.
Brother's Blood-A Heartland Cain and Able author Scott Cawelti will be at the Jesup Public Library on Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 7:00 pm to speak about his book and to autograph your copy. Books will be available for purchase that night.
The Marks were an Iowa farming family less well-known than the Clutters of Kansas, but comparable in the hideousness of their murders. Using interviews and trial transcripts, Scott Cawelti has given us the terse and mercifully distanced account of how one jealous brother carried out the crime. The allusion to Cain and Abel is apt; one dearly wishes the killer had read that story, and learned its lesson. --Robley Wilson, author, The Victim s Daughter
Brother s Blood is a thoroughly researched and straightforward account of a horrific crime. Scott Cawelti has captured the darkest of deeds the cold-blooded and premeditated murder of family members. Reminiscent of true crime classics like In Cold Blood and Fatal Vision, Brother s Blood is absorbing, tense, and disturbing. Scott Cawelti s well-researched and taut narrative will keep readers turning the pages. --Thomas Wolf, co-author, Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America s Heartland
A Whydunit How could he do that? Murder a brother, his sister-in-law, and his young niece and nephew as they slept in their beds? Jerry Mark was a Peace Corps volunteer, lawyer, 4-H leader, vice-president of his Cedar Falls High School senior class, and certainly a most likely-to-succeed young man when he graduated in 1960. Sixteen years later he was convicted of four cold-blooded execution-style murders of his own family. How could he? That s what Brother s Blood explores. Author Scott Cawelti knew Jerry Mark in high school, interviewed him in prison, observed his arrest, trial, and conviction with shock and horror. Brothers s Blood reveals a mind consumed with anger, revenge, jealousy, and greed. This book is not a whodunit but a whydunit. This account engages readers with the actual facts: the killer s cross-country motorcycle ride, the landmark investigation in which the murderer was fingered in ten days, the trial where circumstantial evidence was used to make a powerful case against him, and his appeals which continued for three decades.