In the 1870s six men were assasinated, property values began to plumet and defense attorney Milo Erwin defended many of the suspects.  He published the first account of The Vendetta, Jon Musgrave used Erwin's writings, newspaper accounts and further research to write this book.  He discusses the rise and fall of the Ku Klux Klan who took advantage of the chaos in the area and murders and roberies in the Carbondale and Carterville areas in the 1890s. Part of a seroes on True Crime in Illinois History.  Softback

 

The Bloody Vendetta of Southern Illinois

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    A Masked Man, An Indian and Me is written by Fred Foy before his death in 2010 and not published until 2018.