Mississippi Mud by Edward Humes
A True Story from a Corner of the Deep South

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This work delivers the in-depth story of the shocking 1987 double homocide of Biloxi mayoral candidate, Margaret Sherry, and her husband, a judge and prominent lawyer. From the moment Sherry's daughter Lynn, arrived at the bloody crime scene, she doubted whether the Biloxi police could ever uncover the truth. Valuable pieces of evidence were ignored. Other leads were not pursued. When the police went so far as to implicate Sherry's adopted son in the killings, Lynn Sposito could tolerate no more. Propelled by outrage, and aided by the best private investigator she could find, she uncovered secret connections to a dangerous tight-knit circle known as the Dixie Mafia, a clan of southern criminals who keep the neon lights of Biloxi's illegal gambling casinos and strip joints brightly lit - a pack so well-connected they almost got away with murder.
 

About Edward Humes

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Edward Humes is the author of ten critically acclaimed nonfiction books, including "Eco Barons", "Monkey Girl", "Over Here", "School of Dreams", "Baby E.R.", "Mean Justice", "No Matter How Loud I Shout", and the bestseller "Mississippi Mud". He has received the Pulitzer Prize for his journalism and numerous awards for his books. He has written for the "New York Times", the "Los Angeles Times", "Los Angeles Magazine", and "Sierra". He lives in California.
 
Published February 3, 2014 by Gallery Books. 458 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Non-fiction

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and Vince's friend and law partner, Pete Halat, who allegedly allowed his office to be used in the scam and later provided conflicting accounts of his discovery of the Sherrys' bodies.

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Vincent Sherry, a circuit court judge in Biloxi, and his wife, Margaret, city council member and a reform mayoral candidate, were fatally shot at their Mississippi home in 1987.

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