• Daughter of the White River

  • Depression-Era Treachery and Vengeance in the Arkansas Delta (True Crime)
  • By: Denise White Parkinson
  • Narrated by: S. J. Tucker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Daughter of the White River

By: Denise White Parkinson
Narrated by: S. J. Tucker
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Publisher's summary

The once-thriving houseboat communities along Arkansas' White River are long gone, and few remember the sensational murder story that set local darling Helen Spence on a tragic path. In 1931, Spence shocked Arkansas when she avenged her father's murder in a DeWitt courtroom. The state soon discovered that no prison could hold her. For the first time, prison records are unveiled to provide an essential portrait. Join author Denise Parkinson for an intimate look at a Depression-era tragedy. The legend of Helen Spence refuses to be forgotten - despite her unmarked grave.

©2013 History Press, Arcadia Publishing (P)2019 Beverly Denise Parkinson, S. J. Tucker

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Take me to the River

The tragic tale of Helen Spence is brought to life by Ms. Parkinson’s story of houseboat communities on the White River.

Ms. Tucker’s performance gives voice to Helen and all who knew and loved her. I felt as if I was part of that close knit community while listening to this highly enjoyable, yet tragic tale.

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