Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South by Karen L. Cox

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Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South by Karen L. Cox Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press (2017). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket. In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi, reckoned with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines nationwide. Two eccentrics, Richard Dana and Octavia Dockery—known in the press as the "Wild Man" and the "Goat Woman"—enlisted an African American man named George Pearls to rob their reclusive neighbor, Jennie Merrill, at her estate. During the attempted robbery, Merrill was shot and killed

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