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Title:
Blood evidence : a story of true crime in the suburban South
Author:
Lewis, Craig A., 1955-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Little Rock [Ark.] : August House, 1990.
Physical Description:
271 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780874831160
Format :
Book

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Lewis' subtle true-crime tale stands out primarily because he refrains from establishing the guilt or innocence of the prime suspect, concentrating instead on a reconstruction of the crime, trial, and outcome in a straightforward, suspenseful narrative that gives insight into all the participants' feelings, thoughts, and suspicions. And suspicions ran rampant the night of March 31, 1980, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Lew Graham became a suspect almost instantly in his wife's bludgeoning death: his calm demeanor, minor wounds, and odd statements after he discovered her body convinced police that he was not a victim, but a murderer; and subsequently, some argue, the police were not diligent in following other leads. The reader serves almost as an omnipresent jury member, with the weight of the evidence--the prosecution sought conviction due to blood-spatter patterns on Graham's clothes--resting unevenly. A compelling read. --Eloise Kinney