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Mar. 2, 2020
Barbara Casey
Non-fiction: True crime
The 1930’s produced some of the most violent crimes known in the history of the United States. Fed by need and greed during the era of Prohibition, some of the notorious criminals included women, one of which became a legend in her own right for establishing the feared persona of her husband—Machine Gun Kelly. Her name: Kathryn.

Kathryn Kelly: The Moll Behind Machine Gun Kelly is the story of the woman who made a career of crime during the "gangster era." With a lust for danger, she masterminded the crimes that took her and her husband, and others who included her own mother and step-father, on a spree across Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas. Starting with smaller crimes that included bootlegging, smuggling liquor onto an Oklahoma Indian reservation, and robbery, the seriousness of their criminal activity escalated into kidnapping and extortion. Some believed, including FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, that the two were somehow connected in the Lindbergh kidnapping. When Kathryn and her husband were finally captured, she remained unrepentant, smiling and primping for the cameras, and writing threatening letters to the judge assigned to the case as well as her victims. Convicted in 1933, Kathryn served twenty-five years of her life at FPC Alderson, West Virginia, when in 1958 she was finally released into obscurity.
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Until now, little has been known about the woman who was married to Machine Gun Kelly. KATHRYN KELLY: The Moll behind Machine Gun Kelly is the first book to be written about the person J. Edgar Hoover called the most dangerous criminal of that time.

Barbara Casey is the traditionally published author of over a dozen books, both fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Two of her books have been optioned for major films; one is under contract.
phone: 7066386812
1440 S Long Hollow Road, Trion, GA 30753
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