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A Murder in Music City

Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man
Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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Nashville 1964. Eighteen-year-old babysitter Paula Herring is murdered in her home while her six-year-old brother apparently sleeps through the grisly event. A few months later, a judge's son is convicted of the crime. 

Decades after the slaying, Michael Bishop, a private citizen, stumbles upon a secret file related to the case and with the help of some of the world's top forensic experts - including forensic psychologist Richard Walter (aka "the living Sherlock Holmes") - he uncovers the truth. What really happened is completely different from what the public was led to believe.

Now, for the very first time, Bishop reveals the true story. In this true-crime page-turner, the author lays out compelling evidence that a circle of powerful citizens were key participants in the crime and the subsequent cover-up. The ne'er-do-well judge's son, who was falsely accused and sent to prison, proved to be the perfect setup man. The perpetrators used his checkered history to conceal the real facts for over half a century. Including interviews with the original defense attorney and a murder confession elicited from a nursing-home resident, the information presented here will change Nashville history forever.

©2017 Michael Bishop (P)2018 Tantor

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Good read

I live in Nashville so this story was a fun read. The corruption of the city then with Mayor Briley & his wild ways is interesting as his grandson is mayor now & is sadly showing tendencies to be corrupt as well.
Highly recommend.

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Clearly murder, clarified murderer.

Good job of leading the reader through the research to understand what happened. 500 times better than a podcast on the same topic where many of the times, ages and events were incorrect.

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  • M. Stone
  • Brentwood, TN United States
  • 09-23-18

eye opening

loved this book, the story is fascinating! never imagined that level of corruption existed in the 1960s!

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Narrator

It would have been nice for the narrator to understand and know how most of the names and places are pronounced in Nashville. It was sad to hear these awful pronunciations as I listened about my city. Thanks

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