Jerry Bledsoe - book author
Jerry Bledsoe is the author of "The New York Times "#1 bestseller "Bitter Blood, "and others. He has written for "Esquire, The New York Times, "and many other publications. He lives in North Carolina and Virginia.
Jerry Bledsoe is the author of books: Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder, Before He Wakes: A True Story of Money, Marriage, Sex and Murder, Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment, Blood Games, The Angel Doll: A Christmas Story, Blood Games: A True Account of Family Murder, A Gift of Angels: Sequel to the Angel Doll, a Christmas Story, Death by Journalism?: One Teacher's Fateful Encounter with Political Correctness, Blue Horizons: Faces and Places from a Bicycle Journey Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, You Can't Live on Radishes
The first bodies found were those of a feisty millionaire widow and her beautiful daughter in their posh Louisville, Kentucky, home. Months later, another wealthy widow and her prominent son and daughter-in-law were found savagely slain in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mystified police first suspected a professional in the bizarre gangland-style killings that shattered the quiet tranquility of two well-to-do southern communities. But soon a suspicion grew that turned their focus to family.
The Sharps. The Newsoms. The Lynches. The only link between the three families was a beautiful and aristocratic young mother named Susie Sharp Newsom Lynch. Could this former child "princess" and fraternity sweetheart have committed such barbarous crimes? And what about her gun-loving first cousin and lover, Fritz Klenner, son of a nationally renowned doctor?
Set in a North Carolina manufacturing town during the 1950s, it is the poignant story of two ten-year-old boys and their search for an angel doll, a search that turned into a lesson of love.
Every day Whitey Black reads The Littlest Angel to his sister Sandy, a four-year-old stricken with polio. Now she wants just one thing for Christmas: an angel doll. Unfortunately, in this small North Carolina town, no one has ever heard of such a thing. Nevertheless, Whitey Black and his best friend set out to find her one, at great cost and for even greater reward.
Along the way they learn much about sadness and heartbreak, but most important, they learn about the transformative power of love.
The Angel Doll is about childhood reaching out in later life and grabbing hold-never to be forgotten or remembered exactly as it was. Timeless and touching, The Angel Doll is sure to become a family favorite and a tradition for years to come.