The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey
A Nonfiction Novel 1st New edition
By (author) Bland Simpson
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Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey by Bland Simpson
Book DescriptionAs compelling as fiction, The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey tells the dramatic story of the disappearance of nineteen-year-old Nell Cropsey from her riverside home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in November 1901. Bloodhounds, detectives, divers, and even a psychic were brought in to search for her, and the case immediately became a national sensation. Bland Simpson, who first heard the tale as an Elizabeth City schoolboy, weaves this true story into a colorful nonfiction account, told in three first-person voices: Nell's sister Ollie; famous newspaper editor W. O. Saunders, who covered the case as a young reporter; and Jim Wilcox, Nell's beau, who was implicated in the case. Nell and Jim's romance, her disappearance, the great search, the trials, and their aftermath are artfully reconstructed from interviews, court records, and newspaper accounts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807844328
(235mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bland Simpson
Two Captains from Carolina, Hardback (September 2012)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-181).
Coasts of Carolina, Hardback (November 2010)
Coasts of Carolina: Seaside to Sound Country
Inner Islands, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Bland Simpson
Blending history, oral history, autobiography, and travel narrative, this title explores the islands that lie in the sounds, rivers, and swamps of North Carolina's inner coast. Each chapter covers a single island or group of islands, many of which, were it not for the buffering Outer Banks, would be lost to the ebbs and flows of the Atlantic.
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Author Biography - Bland Simpson
Bland Simpson teaches writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the author of The Great Dismal: A Carolinian's Swamp Memoir and The Heart of the Country, a novel of southern music. He is also a member of the Red Clay Ramblers, the internationally acclaimed string band.
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