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Miscarriage of Justice: A Novel Paperback – Bargain Price, May 4, 2009
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"A fascinating novel with a twist at the end." (Nashville Bar Journal Marjorie Kaup Haines )
"Sometimes true crime can lead to fascinating fiction. But who would have thought a sordid case in a small Tennessee town in 1913 would spawn an absorbing read?" (Richmond Times Dispatch )
"Judge Kip Gayden has written a wonderfully woven mixture of fact and fiction... . Judge Kip's well defined characters will engulf you deeper and deeper into its pages...so be forewarned that you will not be able to put this book down until its final page." (Nashville.About.com )
"If you're a fan of historical fiction and/or true crime--or if you're just in the mood for a really great read--I highly recommend this book. I would love to see more from Kip Gayden in the future." (NightsandWeekends.com )
Top Customer Reviews
The main characters are Anna (Dennis) Dotson and her husband, Dr. Walter Dotson, both pillars of their community. They had been madly in love and wildly happy until Anna has a miscarriage, causing Walter's attentions to wane. The book is an excellent study on the human condition and how a family that appears on the surface to have everything can be hiding all sorts of secrets. There were many times during the story, however, that Dr. Dotson had it within his power to change the course of events had he only been a bit less self-centered and actually taken the time to listen to his wife. Judge Gayden does an excellent job of garnering the reader's sympathies for Anna and also making the reader feel as if her husband owes her. He also does a wonderful job of painting Charlie Cobb as a contemptible cad who isn't about to let Anna go once getting his clutches on her. Shades of a Victorian Basic Instinct, if you will.
Even more exciting than the human aspects of the story, is the legal wrangling that takes place.Read more ›
When Charlie Cobb and his family moved to town, he began working at the local barbershop and quickly became Walter Dotson's favorite barber. It isn't long before the flirtations between Charlie and Anna spiral into a full blown affair. They are both so consumed by the affair and finding ways to be together they fail to recognize the whispers, quiet nods and gossip, that eventually reach Walter. With her adulterous behavior exposed, Anna confessed her actions to her husband and then at his behest, to her brother. What follows is a crime that rocked the small Tennessee community to its core and a controversial verdict that would ultimately play a roll in the women's rights movement.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was a great read. My co-workers husband is the great nephew to Anna. I live and work around Gallatin TN.Published 2 days ago by Kimberly Sims
This is a great book! The author not only did a great job with telling the story, but he also described Gallatin beautifully. I have lived in Gallatin for 15 years. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Boho Gypsy
It was an excellent story and made more interesting since it all takes place where I live in Nashville, TNPublished 12 months ago by Marilyn Wint
So interesting and unbelievable that this actually happened!Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an interesting story set in the time before women had equal rights. It is a story of passions and crime, but didn't engage me until the conclusion of the story. Read morePublished 23 months ago by S.J. Claiborne
I'm giving this book five stars because it is fiction based on facts about a significant but small moment in the history of women's rights. Read morePublished on June 23, 2014 by AnnaMaude
The book was interesting and educational at some levels. It makes you think about how times were for women of the early 1900's. Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by Lesley Orman