9781587296055

Midnight Assassin : A Murder in America's Heartland

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  • ISBN13:

    9781587296055

  • ISBN10:

    1587296055

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr
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Summary

On the night of December 1,1900, Iowa farmer John Hossack was attacked and killed while he slept at home beside his wife, Margaret. On April 11, 1901, after five days of testimony before an all-male jury, Margaret Hossack was found guilty of his murder and sentenced to life in prison. One year later, she was released on bail to await a retrial; jurors at this second trial could not reach a decision, and she was freed. She died August 25, 1916, leaving the mystery of her husband's death unsolved.

Author Biography

Patricia Bryan is professor of law at the University of North Carolina. She is the author of Stories in Fiction and in Fact: Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers” and the 1901 Murder Trial of Margaret Hossack. Thomas Wolf received his mfa in creative writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; he is now a writing consultant for the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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