"Cricket in the Web provides a fascinating glimpse into life in a small, politically corrupt New Mexico town in the late 1940s. It also shows that however tragic the murder of young Ovida 'Cricket' Coogler was, her death had a remarkable impact on the life of many people, and who murdered her and why is one of the most enduring mysteries in New Mexico history" - Justice Denied, The Magazine for the Wrongly Convicted "In the early morning of March 31, 1949, Cricket [Coogler] had the worst date of her life. She got into somebody's car alive and left it dead. She was just 18.... Because the mystery remains unresolved, we don't find out who committed the crime. But [Paula] Moore does provide a well-documented timeline of events on Cricket's last night, and she tells what happened to all the players in the story." - Pasatiempo (Santa Fe, NM)"
From the Inside Flap
After exhaustive research, Paula Moore provides the first objective account of the 1949 murder of "Cricket" Coogler--a case that shook New Mexico politics.