by Ben Montgomery

The sensational true story of George Dinning, a freed slave, who in 1899 joined forces with a Confederate war hero in search of justice in the Jim Crow south. “Taut and tense. Inspiring and terrifying in its timelessness.”(Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad )

Named a most anticipated book of 2021 by O, The Oprah Magazine
Named a “must-read” by the Chicago Review of Books
One of CNN’s most anticipated books of 2021

After moonrise on the cold night of January 21, 1897, a mob of twenty-five white men gathered in a patch of woods near Big Road in southwestern Simpson County, Kentucky. Half carried rifles and shotguns, and a few tucked pistols in their pants.

Interview with the Author

Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast
The George Dinning Story: Terror and Retribution in Turn of the Century Kentucky w/ Ben Montgomer –  A True Crime History Podcast
2/6/21      57 min

The Chris Voss Show
A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and a Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South by Ben Montgomery
2/12/21       39 min

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