xix, 308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The coming of the law The unlikely saviors of Thomas J. Fulcher The 1896 Wichita Falls bank robbery The 1890s Wells Fargo murder trials Pardon me, please! More scandalous adventures of the Isaacs family Murder and mayhem in the Knox County courthouse Strychnine in the bride's flour And the perpetrator walked.
"Longtime Texas prosecutor and defense attorney mines trial records and other primary sources to analyze murder trials from 1880 through WWI in West Texas and Oklahoma. Addresses not only legal and illegal ploys but also inherent pitfalls for a nascent criminal justice system in a frontier society. Historical photographs"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-295) and index.