Another in the New York Times bestselling series, Notorious USA. True crime author Stephanie Cook takes a fresh look at some of Mississippi’s most infamous crimes. In the title case, an affluent Southern heart surgeon strikes up a doomed affair with his much younger nurse, Stephanie Stephens, only to wind up dead after their walk down the aisle. Other cases include the infamous 1930's "legs" murder mystery, in which a wealthy widow was butchered by her own doting daughter, Ouida Keeton; the tragic murder of Avis Banks, a daycare worker whose death led back to her cheating fiancé and his murderous lover, a middle school teacher and cheer coach named Carla Hughes; and the tale of Jeffrey Havard, on death row for the death of his girlfriend’s six-month old baby after a frustrating descent into Mississippi's tangled legal system. Havard's conviction is one of several now being questioned because of new science on Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Edited by New York Times bestselling authors Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris.
STEPHANIE COOK is a writer based in Seattle. She contributed to Notorious Colorado and Notorious Arizona.
GREGG OLSEN IS THE NEW YORK TIMES, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of twenty books, both true crime and fiction, including If I Can’t Have You, Abandoned Prayers, and If Loving You Is Wrong.
REBECCA MORRIS IS A VETERAN JOURNALIST and 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. She is also the author of Ted and Ann – The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy.
Their new book, A Killing in Amish Country, will be published by St. Martin’s in 2016.