COMING MAY 17, 2022
By 1966, Hot Springs, Arkansas wasn’t your typical, sleepy little Southern town. Once a favorite destination of mobsters like Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, illegal activities continued to lure out-of-state gamblers, flim-flam men, and high-rollers to its thoroughbred racetrack, clubs, and bordellos. Still, the town was shaken to its core after Cathie Ward, a beautiful 13 year-old girl, was found dead at a nearby ranch & riding stables on June 24, 1966. The owner claimed it was an accident. However, when he committed murder months later, Hot Springs residents were horrified--and convinced he’d also murdered the girl. The author, a junior high school classmate of Cathie’s, returned to her hometown in 2014 to discover the truth surrounding her friend’s tragic death and the man who terrorized their town. This true story has been waiting a lifetime to be told!
Published by Prometheus Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield
“Snake Eyes is a gripping true crime tale well-told. The story of a nice young girl lost far too soon and those determined to find the truth and get it out. It happened in the author’s hometown, and mine, and played out against its culture of denial and decency, crassness and caring. There’s a lot of real life here.
SNAKE EYES: MURDER IN A SOUTHERN TOWN
Prometheus Books ~ Rowman & Littlefield
SNAKE EYES: MURDER IN A SOUTHERN TOWN - PROGRAM & BOOK SIGNING
SUNDAY-MAY 22, 2022
2:30 P.M. @ HISTORIC CENTRAL THEATRE
1008 CENTRAL AVE.
HOT SPRINGS, AR
Books-A-Million will be in attendance to sell books to those who haven’t pre-ordered.