Edgar Allan Poe Special Award Winner
“This is a great book about a great American hero. It was my privilege to portray Sheriff Lamar Potts in the movie Murder in Coweta County.”
“A thrilling experience for me.”
“One of the best crime trial recreations ever written.”
Murder in Coweta County received the coveted Edgar Allan Poe Special Award as an outstanding fact-crime study by the Mystery Writers of America and has been used in sociology and criminal law courses at schools and universities throughout the United States. Filmed as a CBS television movie in 1983 starring Johnny Cash as Sheriff Lamar Potts and Andy Griffith as the villainous John Wallace, it continues to be available and rebroadcast. The book has even made an appearance on an episode of NCIS: New Orleans and was intertwined with the story line.
Journalist Margaret Ann Barnes provides a detailed reconstruction of the brutal murder of tenant farmer Wilson Turner in rural Georgia in 1948 and the investigation that brought the murderer to justice with a conviction that set legal precedents. Sheriff Potts was determined to convict the guilty party no matter the consequences. His impeccable investigative work makes him an example of a classic American lawman. In this new treatment, Micheal G. Ziants narrates the riveting tale.
About the Author
Author and journalist Margaret Anne Barnes was a native of Coweta County and lived in Decatur, Georgia, until her death in 2007.
About the Narrator
Micheal G. Ziants received his first tape recorder at the age of twelve and has never looked back. He owns and operates a successful recording studio in New Orleans, specializing in voice-over work. He has worked with some of the top performers in radio and theatre.
MURDER IN COWETA COUNTY
By Margaret Anne Barnes
Narrated by Micheal G. Ziants
TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
Running time: 10 hours, 12 minutes
Download file size: 560 MB
ISBN: 9781455620913 MP3