Seed of Villainy
The Hilton Crawford Story
Poetry
12 b&w photos.
Pub Date: 09/13/2007
  paper
Price:        $24.95

978-1-881515-99-9

Published by Texas Review Press
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Seed of Villainy

The Hilton Crawford Story

By Tannie Shannon

In an instant ex-Sheriff Captain and respected businessman Hilton Crawford became the most hated man in Montgomery County, Texas. Was he a cold-blooded killer, or was he duped? Were there other parties involved who were never apprehended? Was justice really served in his execution? Seed of Villainy reveals the true details of his life and his crime as told in Death Row interviews prior to his death by lethal injection. It is the moving journey of one man through his desperate act and subsequent trial and execution.

TANNIE SHANNON teaches writing at Sam Houston University, where he earned his Master's Degree in 2004. He has won several writing awards, including back-to-back wins of the prestigious Thomason Award—a first in the school's history. Mr. Shannon's literary works are often deeply rooted in the moral and social dilemmas of our time; he has published both short stories and poetry in various literary journals. Seed of Villainy is his first book-length work.

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