Really Cool Women\'s Book Club

April 4th, 2013 Midnight Assassin by Patricia Bryan and Thomas Wolf at Danda’s House (subing for Lori) March 27, 2013

Filed under: Books,Past Meetings — Susan @ 6:27 pm

midnightOn the night of December 1,1900, Iowa farmer John Hossack was attacked and killed while he slept at home beside his wife, Margaret. On April 11, 1901, after five days of testimony before an all-male jury, Margaret Hossack was found guilty of his murder and sentenced to life in prison. One year later, she was released on bail to await a retrial; jurors at this second trial could not reach a decision, and she was freed. She died August 25, 1916, leaving the mystery of her husband’s death unsolved.

 

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