Somewhere I Can Scream (Paperback)

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SOMEWHERE I CAN SCREAM recounts the real-life 1929 criminal investigation which led to the conviction and execution of James Snook, a married Midwestern college professor and the only Olympic gold medalist ever to die in the electric chair. The victim was Theora Hix, his medical student lover. They were both high-achievers. He made his mark in Olympic history and created a surgical device still in use today: she planned to have a career in the male-dominated field of medicine. Their affair was scandalous, for even though Bathtub Gin flowed freely in speakeasies during the Roaring Twenties, adultery was still punishable by a fine or jail time. They took their chances, maintained a campus "love nest," and could be seen cruising around town in his new coupe. One summer morning Theora was found dead of a head wound in a field. Snook was the prime suspect. Was Snook guilty? Did he get a fair trial? The murder investigation was fraught with evidence tampering, justice system brutality, and the street corner sale of court testimony, leading to a revision of murder investigation procedure. Was justice served? Examine the facts and decide for yourself.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781716938566
ISBN-10: 1716938562
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2020
Pages: 58
Language: English