In the wake of a sensationalized 1934 trial involving an Appalachian Virginia teacher's alleged murder of her tyrant father, novice journalist Carl Jennings is denounced by a greedy media determined to portray the defendant as a backwards mountain girl.
In 1934, a gang of journalists descends on a remote Virginia town eager to cash in on the sensational story of a young female schoolteacher who allegedly bashed in the brains of her abusive father. It doesn't seem to bother them that the facts don't seem to match what their publishers, and the public, want to hear. Rookie Tennessee reporter Carl Jennings, however, wants to portray things as they really are--even if it means defying stereotypes about the hill communities of the south, and even if it means calling on his psychic cousin, Nora, to help him delve beneath the surface of the secretive Appalachian community. Part of Sharyn McCrumb's bestselling Appalachian Ballad series, DEVIL AMONGST THE LAWYERS tells a gripping tale of rural murder and the inequities of the press. Her tale conjures up the atmosphere of the past, even as it speaks to issues still very much alive today.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Types of Characters, General, Mystery + Crime
- June 1, 2011
- June 1, 2011
- Sharyn McCrumb
- Luke Daniels (Narrator)
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- ISBN: 9781455815326
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