Florida Serial killer Bobby Joe Long, the subject of my book, BOUND TO DIE,  is scheduled for execution on May 23rd, 2019.  I'm sure I will experience a sense of closure since I have continued to study the case since 1995 when the book was first publsihed, but my thoughts are complicated.  While there is no doubt in my mind that he deserves to die, I'm sure his many years on Florida's Death Row have been hell on earth .  There is really no rehabilition in prison however, and the laws are clear on punishment for a capital crime.  Obviously, the murdered young women would have preferred living another 34 years, as he has done.  Of course Long stayed alive largely due to mistakes made by law enforcement early in his arrest, changes in the law during his incarceration, and clever legal representation by headline seeking lawyers in this high profile case.  Clearly, throughout my lengthy true crime writing career the Bobby Joe Long murder case has been of paramount interest to me.
 
Anna Flowers

Vengeance at Meeting Street

 

 This story is so intriguing, riveting and unpredictable that I could not put it down until I finished reading the entire book.  Well-researched and well-developed characters made it an engrossing and memorable account of a true story.  The main character, Sue, had redeeming qualities as well as an independent self-serving attitude toward life.  The history of this time period brought the story alive for me.  It was amazing how the politics of the time was weaved through the story in such a easy and entertaining way.  Bravo!  Hope this book makes it to the big screen.
—Amazon.com Book Review

 Vengeance at Meeting Street (S.C.)..."is reminiscent in many ways of Faulkner’s ground-breaking novel, Sanctuary, one of the very first hard-boiled crime novels…it is the tale of another judge, a man that only the most uninformed citizen of this republic is not acquainted with, Strom Thurmond. Most of us know him as the longest-serving U.S. Senator, but Thurmond’s influence—in all manner of public offices—is felt like a lodestone throughout this book. Anna Flowers has produced a historical true crime book that is Southern Gothic in tenor and content. It is the sort of thing that Poe as well as a long line of Southern writers would look on with favor. Good going.”
— Reviewer Steve Glassman for The Midwest Book Review

 Anna Flowers is at the top of her game in the true crime genre. This case history of murder, which made headlines in the 1940s, has it all—
human intrigue, wanton sex and an ending that will hit the reader with the impact of a bullet. The attention to historical detail, coupled with the
skill to tell a compelling fast-paced story, make Flowers’ account of murder and mayhem read like a novel.
—Maynard Allington, Author of critically acclaimed The Court of Blue Shadows\

Paperback: 228 pages
CopyRight: January 14, 2016
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1522740295
ISBN-13: 978-1522740292
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches

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