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A Murder Before Eden by Alison Pratt

A Murder Before Eden

by Alison Pratt

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Alison Pratt has written a nonfiction novel, A Murder Before Eden , that details the murder of her great grandfather, Tom Pratt. In 1947 , Tom Pratt was bludgeoned to death in his own home in Leaksville, North Carolina. The only witness was his very young wife Ruby.

The author lays a good foundation introducing family members and events . With well researched facts, she then presents the murder trail that takes place in this small, southern town.

I found it extremely interesting that she chose to share her family story without drawing conclusions. She leaves it all for the reader to do. While a true story, it reads like well written fiction. It leaves the reader as eager for answers as the family in question. It is a mystery lovers delight. ( )
  Quiltinfun06 | Apr 21, 2013 |
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This is a true story of an elderly man, an overreaching young wife, a troubled youth, a murder, and two brothers' decision to do right, all on a collision course with history. All of the people in this story are real, and all events have been meticulously researched. The story unfolds through the eyes of each character. Filled with photos, notes, and a bibliography of source material, this book tells the story of Tom Pratt, his newfound love, and the murder and trial that made history, though few noted it at the time. The history was first published in The Journal of Rockingham County History and Genealogy in June, 2010. This new book takes a deeper look into characters and what they might have been thinking in the midst of a series of events that spiraled out of control to change them- and history- forever.

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