It has been called the Appalachian Dahlia, mostly because it closely parallels another famous homicide that took place years later in Hollywood. Over seventy-five years ago, in the cradle of southern West Virginia's most rugged mountain range, a bizarre and grisly murder grabbed national headlines due to the peculiar circumstances surrounding the senseless homicide. Now, a book - a new revision offering greater detail and newly discovered information - takes another look at a puzzling true account, which involved a number of white-collar suspects, an intense community scandal and a shocking gangland-style execution that still baffles the public. This is a full re-write and revision of a former literary hit, The Secret Life and Brutal Death of Mamie Thurman. The book represents the first in-depth work concerning socialite Mamie Thurman and her inexplicable, gruesome murder back in 1932. It includes a new investigation and several all-new chapters in the murder case. Mamie was savagely destroyed on a rainy night in June: shot in the head; neck fractured; face disfigured; throat cut; and her lifeless corpse dumped over a mountainside, like garbage at an illegal dump site. According to Bill Clements, of Quarrier Press, "This new work is a complete reconsideration of its predecessor. It includes much more research and interview material than its former release. The author grabs the reader's attention from the onset. It's part crime drama, part roller coaster ride, and most amazing of all, this is a true story." It is a terribly immoral and violent report from the heart of the Bible belt, during teh final year of Prohibition. And since 1932, the story has taken on urban legend status, where there are now claims of ghostly sightings and other weird occurrences that only add to this fantastic story.