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Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Murder of Nancy Morgan
Author Mark Pinsky was profoundly struck by Nancy’s story as a college student in North Carolina in 1970. Here, Pinsky presents the evolution of his investigation and also delves into the brutal history of Madison County, the site of a Civil War massacre that earned it the sobriquet “Bloody Madison.” Met Her on the Mountain is a stirring mix of true crime, North Carolina political history, and one man’s devotion to finding the truth.
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Drifting Into Darkness: Murder, Madness, Suicide, and a Death “Under Suspicious Circumstances”
A tangled web of family dysfunction, fatal attraction, and greed wends its way from the elegant Southern mansions of old Montgomery, Alabama, to the New Age salons of Boulder and rural, windswept Wyoming in Drifting Into Darkness, a true saga of bloodshed and betrayal.
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Mark I. Pinsky is a veteran investigative journalist specializing in capital murder cases. A former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and Orlando Sentinel, his work—which has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today—has followed topics ranging from the trial of serial killer Ted Bundy to the death of Trayvon Martin. His expertise has been showcased in multiple television appearances for Investigation Discovery, TruTV, and others. Pinsky is the author of Met Her on the Mountain: The Murder of Nancy Morgan and Drifting Into Darkness: Murders, Madness, Suicide, and a Death Under Suspicious Circumstances. He has also written four religious books: Amazing Gifts: Stories of Faith, Disability, and Inclusion; A Jew Among the Evangelicals; The Gospel According to The Simpsons; and The Gospel According to Disney.
Richard Sams Dillingham is a graduate of Mars Hills College and was born and raised in Western North Carolina. He has served as the Director of the Southern Appalachian Center and as consultant and regional specialist for Mars Hill University. He is currently a member of the History Committee of Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. Dillingham has received awards from WNC Historical Society, Wolf Laurel Historical Society, and Appalachian Consortium, among others. He was also awarded President Obama’s “Call to Service Award” for Community Service in 2013.