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Summary & Analysis of Furious Hours| A Guide to the Book by Casey Cep

Furious Hours

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In a sense, Casey Cep has volunteered to take on the gargantuan task of finishing Harper Lee’s final unpublished true crime pursuit—and done it well. Cep has extricated the marrow of the last work of Lee, never once assuming herself an equal to America’s most beloved literary giant.

What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include?

  • Synopsis of the original book
  • Key takeaways from each chapter
  • Detailed recap of the life and murders of Willie Maxwell
  • A play-by-play of the trial of the man who murdered Willie Maxwell, and the lawyer who got him off.
  • The story of how Harper Lee became obsessed with the case, and how she spent the remainder of her life trying to finish a book about it
  • Editorial Review
  • Background on Case Cep

About the Original Book:

Furious Hours follows the thrilling story of a serial murderer, the man who killed him in cold blood, and the great American writer who devoted years of her life to getting to the bottom of the fascinating tale. An enlightening exploration unveils the hidden lives of three individuals who were inextricably linked by their choices and vices. What might have been had the Reverend not been wrenched from the world by three bullets to the head? Or, if Harper Lee’s unfinished story had emerged as her next masterpiece?


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