Evil at the Front Door
Lousiana, Notorious USA
Louisiana – famous for its Mardi Gras, spicy cuisine, and Dixieland jazz – is also the scene of some of the most notorious crimes in the country.
Bestselling authors Ron Franscell and Rebecca Morris write about a sultry, Southern beauty who proved to be a deadly hitchhiker; the bloodiest day in New Orleans history captured on live TV; how life for a young woman changed just because she answered a knock at her front door; and a genteel wife and mother who left her husband to die in an alligator-infested bayou.
"Ron Franscell is one of those writers who grabs you by the throat and never lets go."
--GREGG OLSEN, New York Times bestselling author
"In an age when we glamorize killers, Ron Franscell gives a voice to the forgotten victims, a voice you won't and can't forget."
--ERIN MORIARTY, Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS' 48 Hours
"This is the ONLY book to read to learn the full story of the disappearance of Ann Marie Burr in August 1961. Fascinating!"
--ANN RULE, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Rebecca Morris' "Ted and Ann - The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy
--Salt Lake Tribune on Rebecca Morris' If I Can't Have You - Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children
"On more than one level, THE DARKEST NIGHT rises above most books in the true-crime genre, mostly because it searingly depicts a type of evil not too often exceeded. ... This uncommon story has every chilling component of human terror, drama and suspense that readers of true crime look for. In an elegant and powerful voice normally seen only in fiction, Ron Franscell captures the sights, sounds and smells of this Wyoming saga and masterfully gets inside the emotional marrow of its participants. I highly recommend this engaging book."
--VINCENT BUGLIOSI, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Helter Skelter, on Ron Franscell's The Darkest Night
About the Authors
Ron Franscell is a bestselling author of 13 books and journalist whose atmospheric true crime/memoir The Darkest Night was hailed as a direct descendant of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and established him as one of the most provocative new voices in narrative nonfiction. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Denver Post, San Jose Mercury-News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Rebecca Morris is the New York Times bestselling author (with Gregg Olsen) of Bodies of Evidence, and If I Can't Have You - Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children (2014). She also wrote Ted and Ann - The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy.