In Broad Daylight

In Broad Daylight Cover

In Broad Daylight

By Harry N. MacLean

St. Martin's True Crime, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312942366, 416pp.

Publication Date: November 28, 2006

Description

FOR TEN YEARS, HE TERRORIZED THEM WITHOUT MERCY…
 
Ken McElroy robbed, raped, burned, shot, and maimed the citizens of Skidmore, Missouri, without conscience or remorse. Again and again, the law had failed to stop him.
 
UNTIL THEY TOOK JUSTICE INTO THEIR OWN HANDS.
On July 10, 1981, Ken was shot to death on the main street of this small farming community. Forty-five people watched. No indictments were ever issued, no trial held…and the town of Skidmore protected the killers with silence. With this powerful, true-life account, Edgar Award-winning author Harry N. MacLean reveals what drove a community of everyday American citizens to commit murder…
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT



About the Author

Harry M. MacLean is a lawyer and writer living in Denver. In law, he has worked as a juvenile court magistrate, First Assistant Attorney General, associate professor of law, General Counsel of the Peace Corps, and labor arbitrator.
 
His first book, In Broad Daylight, won an Edgar for Best True Crime and was a New York Times bestseller for twelve weeks. His second book, Once Upon a Time: A True Story of Memory, Murder, and the Law, was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.



Praise For In Broad Daylight

"GRIPPING…excellent and disturbing…a fine and richly rewarding book."
--The Washington Post Book World
 
"FIRST-CLASS…Read and you may find yourself haunted."--Houston Chronicle
 
"A GUARANTEED PAGE-TURNER. [A] truly compelling…piece of reporting."--Rocky Mountain News Sunday Magazine