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ePub ↠ Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia · Edward Humes

Mississippi Mud Southern Justice and the Dixie MafiaTheir daughter embarked on a dangerous crusade for justice that would forever change the complexion of Biloxi She wanted to accomplish what the police could not or would not do find the assassins and shake the city of Biloxi from its jaded complacency In Mississippi Mud Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Edward Humes tells the inspiring and harrowing story of Lynne Sposito whose obsession with solving her parents' murder irresistibly draws us into a ripe teeming darkness into a sin belt world of conscienceless killers illegal casinos and venal politicians At the same This covers an interesting case about a Dixie Mafia contract murder conspiracy in Biloxi Mississippi Although the book drags in spots and annoyingly tries to frame real life events in a way that would appear in a novel I can't stand when there are prolonged word for word recollections of converstations 30 years ago as if its even possible to remember with that level of accuracy Overall this wasn't bad though 3 out of 5 stars

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Mississippi Mud reader ä Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia à Biloxi Mississippi is a city of contradictions A lush green jewel on the Gulf of Mexico a Southern Riviera steeped in Confederate history where antebellum mansions command staggering ocean views Yet it has also been home to The Strip a beachside center ofTime Mississippi Mud provides a fascinating and vivid portrait of a little known corner of the Deep South where corruption and betrayal arise not only from the criminal element but also from the good people of Biloxi's long standing tradition of turning a blind eye to the malignancy in their midst Though a work of nonfiction scrupulously reported and documented Mississippi Mud reads like an exuisitely taut and suspenseful novel building toward a surprising and chilling conclusion as the forces unleashed by Lynne'sinvestigation forever alter her life and Biloxi's futur Amazing had a hard time putting down

Edward Humes · Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia text

Biloxi Mississippi is a city of contradictions A lush green jewel on the Gulf of Mexico a Southern Riviera steeped in Confederate history where antebellum mansions command staggering ocean views Yet it has also been home to The Strip a beachside center of neon decadence prostitution drugs and corrupt public servants all in thrall to a shadowy band of criminals called the Dixie Mafia Here in Biloxi Old South virtue clashes with a long standing tolerance for evil When one of the city's most prominent couples a judge and his mayoral candidate wife were shot in their home Unflinching portrait of a corrupt townThis comes across like something from the thirties without the Klan masks Humes loves to go after town hall and we can thank him for that Biloxi Mississippi corrupt decadent stupid a sewerage as one of its citizens called it is put on trial here and found uite guilty One of the most remarkable things about this book is the account of the scam against gay men conducted from Angola prison by Kirksey Nix and other criminals They made hundreds of thousands of dollars with just telephone calls Unlike most of the true crime books I have been reading the characters here are hardened professional criminals true hit men etc The stupid greedy sick characters of the other stories are here represented by a couple of corrupt lawyers Halat and Sherry the former also a one time mayor of Biloxi and the latter one of the murder victims Humes is a superior writer in the true crime genre Dennis Littrell author of the mystery novel “Teddy and Teri”