Wednesday, April 17, 2013

John Hailman on Tour

From Midnight to Guntown: True Crime Stories of a Federal Prosecutor in Mississippi is an absorbing behind-the-scenes look at the world of a federal prosecutor, with equal parts humor and pity. 


Author John Hailman served as a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for over thirty years wherein he routinely worked with federal agents, lawyers, judges, and criminals of every type imaginable. In this new book he recounts an amazing collection of courtroom war stories that range from darkly humorous to tragic.

The stories include incompetent bank robbers like the one whose getaway car wouldn’t start and the one who wrote his demand note on the back of his personal check. In addition to the bank robbers, who generally seem to include the dumbest criminals of the bunch, Hailman describes scam artists, hit men, protected witnesses, colorful informants, corrupt officials, defendants with funny nicknames, over-the-top investigators and those defendants who had a certain roguish charm. 

Intended to entertain and enlighten, From Midnight to Guntown will delight any fan of the true crime genre and anyone who appreciates good writing and the skill of a master storyteller 

John Hailman will talk about and sign copies of his new book at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, April 17, 5 p.m.
Square Books
160 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
www.squarebooks.com

Monday, April 29, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Warren County Bar Association April Lunch
Toney's Restaurant and Lounge
1903 Mission 66
Vicksburg, MS 39180

Monday, April 29, 2:30 p.m.
Lorelei Books
1103 Washington Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
www.loreleibooks.com

Tuesday, April 30, 5 p.m.
Lemuria Bookstore
202 Banner Hall
Jackson, MS 39206
www.lemuriabooks.com

Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 p.m.
Turnrow Book Company
304 Howard Street
Greenwood, MS 38930
www.turnrowbooks.com

Saturday, June 1, 1 - 3 p.m.
Barnes and Noble, Tupelo
The Mall at Barnes Crossing
Tupelo, MS 38804

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