The love pirate and the bandit's son: murder, sin, and scandal in the shadow of Jesse James

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Sparks flew when gold digger Dr. Zeo Zoe Wilkins and Jesse James, Jr.?the son of America’s most legendary outlaw?crossed paths. The result: a tale of sex, deceit, money, and murder, grippingly told by noted true-crime blogger Laura James.

The beautiful Wilkins?a scheming and oft-married osteopath?was no shrinking violet; she married and probably buried five husbands (or six, according to some reports), some decades older, and all much wealthier, than she. But she was no match for the nefarious Jesse Jr., whom the author argues stabbed Zeo to death in her Kansas City home in 1924. (The murder was never officially solved.) Laura James maps out the childhood, career, and marital machinations of this ravishing ?love pirate” before charting the promising but invariably disappointing life of the bandit’s only son. In the book’s third section, the two indelible characters collide, with lethal consequences for Wilkins.

Ably mixing historical conjecture with forensic fact, Laura James conducts a blow-by-blow reconstruction of their tumultuous relationship, including evidence that she believes convicts Jesse James, Jr.

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table_of_contents A terrific fight -- Zeo Zoe. Hoggie! hoggie! hoggie! ; Someday I'm going to be rich, rich, rich ; I will let him kiss me ; Dr. G. just adores me ; Poor B.B. ; The cigar girl ; Goodbye Zoe, forever ; The old man's darling ; Plucky old Mrs. Cunningham and the siren ; Love makes time go, time makes love go ; Wiles and machinations ; Someone will be admitting light into your body ; The trysting place -- The son of Jesse James. Tim Howard's real name ; A good reputation except in police circles ; The lost cause ; Jesse James kidnaps baby ; Underworld money ; Under the black flag -- There could be but one end. I have twenty-four hours to live ; There's someone lying on the floor ; Throat of adventuress cut ; Now, a mystery woman ; James refuses to answer ; Forge chain around Negro ; Stalked to the grave by the ghosts of her wild career -- Jesse James on carpet.
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title The love pirate and the bandit's son : murder, sin, and scandal in the shadow of Jesse James
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