True Story of Tom Dooley
t the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County,
nationally publicized crime of passion. In the
wake of a tumultuous love affair and a mysterious chain of
events, Tom Dooley was tried, convicted and hanged for
the murder of Laura Foster. This notorious crime became
an inspiration for
writers and storytellers
creating a mystery of mythic proportions.
Through newspaper articles, trial documents and public
records, Dr. John E.
Fletcher brings this dramatic
case to life, providing the long-awaited factual account
of the legendary murder. Join the
investigation into one of the country
most enduring thrillers.