Lives Intertwined

Murder, crime, fear, and dysfunction cascade through West Virginia’s Kanawha Valley in the decade of the 1950s. Charleston watches in fascination as members of the capital city’s elite social set find love and retribution in the most improbable scenarios. Bootleg liquor flows through the back end of town; prostitutes beckon from second-story windows. Illegal betting […]

How The Discussion Began

Even though I have lived in Charleston for over 40 years I was not familiar with the case of Juliet Clark’s murder, though I had heard some comments about it here and there. With the advent of the internet many years ago, my interest in criminology came to bear, and I stumbled across the case […]

Why We Wrote Murder On Staunton Road

Folks have asked Mitch and me why we decided to write Murder On Staunton Road. The answer is multi-faceted. I first considered writing a book about the murder of Juliet Clark thirty plus years ago, in 1987, when chatting with then Kanawha County Sheriff Danny Jones. Danny’s parents had purchased Juliet Clark’s home following her […]

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