The Resource Murder in little Egypt, Darcy O'Brien

Murder in little Egypt, Darcy O'Brien

Label
Murder in little Egypt
Title
Murder in little Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Darcy O'Brien
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A compelling chronicle that uncovers the truth behind two ghastly crimes and lays bare the divided psyche of their perpetrator: Murder in Little Egypt encompasses & ldquo;stunning material, & rdquo; says Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney, that is & ldquo;handled with justice and fastidiousness by a natural storyteller & rdquo; The unimaginable crime of filicide takes on the cast of tragic inevitability in this haunting true tale of violence, greed, revenge, and death. Fusing the narrative power of an award-winning novelist and the detailed research of an experienced investigator, author Darcy O & rsquo;Brien unfolds the story of Dr. John Dale Cavaness, the southern Illinois physician and surgeon charged with the murder of his son Sean in December 1984. Outraged by the arrest of the skilled medical practitioner who selflessly attended to their needs, the people of Little Egypt, as the natives call their region, rose to his defense. In the subsequent trial, however, a radically different, disquieting portrait of Dr. Cavaness would emerge. Throughout the three decades that he enjoyed the admiration and respect of his community, Cavaness was privately terrorizing his family, abusing his employees, and making disastrous financial investments as well as carousing, brawling, and womanizing. What was not revealed in the trial, however, was that seven years earlier, in a homicide that had never been officially solved, the body of Cavaness & rsquo;s firstborn son, Mark, had been found shot dead in the woods of Little Egypt. As more and more grisly details of the Cavaness case come to stark Midwestern light in O & rsquo;Brien & rsquo;s chilling account, so too does the hidden gothic underside of rural America and its heritage of violence and blood
Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
364.1/523/09773992
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6533.I4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Murder in little Egypt, Darcy O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; Acknowledgments; Sources; Copyright
Control code
ocn881275497
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781497658653
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
826f6989-d267-4522-afc6-1e2408121e37
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b31881142
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881275497
  • pebc1497658659

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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