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Publisher's Summary

On the afternoon of April 26, 1913, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan arrived at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked, to pick up her paycheck. The next day, Mary’s bloody, battered, and bruised dead body was found in the basement of the pencil factory, the victim of foul play.

The Jewish-American factory superintendent Leo Frank was arrested, tried, and convicted for the murder in a controversial trial. Frank himself became the victim of a lynch mob, when they broke him out of prison and hung him from a tree. But was Leo Frank truly guilty of Mary Phagan’s violent death? Or did the real killer get away with cold-blooded murder? Listen to this compelling tale of child murder, anti-Semitism, racism, and legal twists and turns that rival any true crime case today and decide for yourself.

Included is a complete and riveting bonus story from the best-selling true crime book, Serial Killer Couples, by R. Barri Flowers, in which ruthless killers Alvin and Judith Neelley abducted 13-year-old Lisa Millican from a mall in Rome, Georgia, and sexually violated, tortured, and murdered her. An added bonus is an excerpt from the author’s best-selling true crime short, The Pickaxe Killers: Karla Faye Tucker and Daniel Garrett, who brutally murdered two people in a death penalty crime that shocked the nation.

©2013 R. Barri Flowers (P)2013 R. Barri Flowers

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Quick read

Very quick and concise read. Only worth it if you want the basic facts of the case. Narrator wasn't the worst but definitely not the best that I've heard.

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Could have been better

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator.

What was most disappointing about R. Barri Flowers’s story?

It did not catch me up in the moment.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I think a different narrator might have been better

Was Murder at the Pencil Factory worth the listening time?

It was a short listen so I suppose but I probably will not listen it it again.

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  • molly
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  • 10-21-13

Another great listen!!!!

I received this audiobook as a gift from a special friend. As usual, I was not disappointed.

Crime does not pay. Some people still have a conscious, even after 3 decades.
I love the detail and research that Barri Flowers puts in each of his books. He is one of my favorite authors. I have heard him speak about some of his books on Podcasts, and it is always a joy to listen to him.
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I highly recommend this book to any True Crime reader, you will not be disappointed.
My next listen will be "The Pickaxe Killers" from this great author.
Bravo Mr Flowers, keep us wanting more.



Louise
New Brunswick, Canada