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Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Murder of Nancy Morgan

Met Her on the Mountain A Forty Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold Case Murder of Nancy Morgan Madison County in the Blue Ridge Mountains is where federal antipoverty worker Nancy Dean Morgan was found naked hogtied and strangled in the backseat of her car in June An inept investigation

  • Title: Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Murder of Nancy Morgan
  • Author: Mark I. Pinsky
  • ISBN: 9780895876119
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Madison County in the Blue Ridge Mountains is where federal antipoverty worker Nancy Dean Morgan was found naked, hogtied, and strangled in the backseat of her car in June 1970 An inept investigation failed to find a clear explanation of the motive or events of her murder The case was left unsolved Years later, after most of the material evidence had been lost or mishanMadison County in the Blue Ridge Mountains is where federal antipoverty worker Nancy Dean Morgan was found naked, hogtied, and strangled in the backseat of her car in June 1970 An inept investigation failed to find a clear explanation of the motive or events of her murder The case was left unsolved Years later, after most of the material evidence had been lost or mishandled, one of Nancy s fellow VISTA workers the last person known to have seen her alive became the prime suspect, based on the testimony of one of the town s most notorious resident criminals Did he kill Nancy, or was he another victim of the corrupt local political machine and its adherence to mountain justice Met Her on the Mountain is a tangled tale of rural noir Pinsky presents the evolution of his investigation and also delves into the brutal history of Madison County Met Her on the Mountain is a stirring mix of true crime, North Carolina political history, and o

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    1. This book is not what I was expecting. I think the title, and to an extent the description, is misleading. Much of the content here covers the Appalachian culture and the overall corruption of a handful of people running the towns. Because of this, the tone of the book is more suited to a sociological study of the area and its people than it is to a true crime story. Pinksy's writing style is relaxed and conversational. He gives us an inside view of Madison County, easily transporting us to that [...]

    2. As most of the others who have read this book, I also live in Madison County and moved to Hot Springs a few years after the killing took place. It was certainly an eerie feeling, knowing almost everyone involved. At one time we rented a house from Leroy Johnson, the constable of Hot Springs at the time of the murder. At that point, we didn't know that his son, Richard, was involved (it wasn't til much later that he was a suspect, although my guess is that the sheriff knew all along), although he [...]

    3. I don't often read non-fiction, but Pinsky's gifted storytelling made this book seem more akin to reading a suspenseful mystery novel than a non-fiction account of decades-old homicide. I read this book within a couple of days, hanging on each word, each page, unable to put it down.With his eloquent writing and journalistic objectivity, Pinsky takes us on a journey to solve one of the most infamous cold case homicides in North Carolina history. It's not just one journey, but multiple ones, layer [...]

    4. A good read about a not-quite-solved murder case by my friend and former colleague Mark Pinsky, who was obsessed with this backwoods killing for more than 40 years. I have family members who live in the North Carolina mountains very near where all these events take place, and I've long heard references to some of the more notorious characters. So I found Mark's book -- while not a revelation -- still hard to put down.

    5. This is a brilliant dissection of a 1970 murder case in the backwoods of North Carolina by my friend Mark Pinsky who has been a top journalist and crime reporter in the US over many years. It is a very compelling and atmospheric evocation of the case, the place and its times and is notably balanced and fair-minded. Even if I did not know Mark, I would say it is the best true-crime book I have read for a very long time and I thoroughly recommend it.

    6. Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Murder of Nancy Morgan by Mark I. Pinsky (John F. Blair Publisher 2014) (364.1523). This true crime novel is set in rural Madison County, North Carolina, which may be found hard against the North Carolina - Tennessee state line in the deepest darkest region of mountainous Western North Carolina. It's easy to misunderstand just how rural and isolated this county is. There are a total of 20,000 county residents spread t [...]

    7. Mark Pinsky is not a man willing to give up easily. His lifelong search for the killers of Nancy Morgan, a VISTA worker, is chronicled in this book. I reviewed the book at the time of its publication for The New York Journal of Books. Here is an excerpt from that review: "Mark Pinsky is not a journalist who gives up easily. Met Her on the Mountain, the culmination of 40 years of dedication to solving the murder of Nancy Dean Taylor, is proof.Pinsky was a student at Duke working in the office of [...]

    8. Welcome to the dark side of Appalachia. This book explores the murder of Nancy Morgan; a young idealistic VISTA worker who was killed in 1970. The crime was never solved, but in a county which - at the time - was rife with political corruption, the likelihood of a local with connection being caught and convicted approached nil.The sad thing for me; aside from the gruesome death of this well-meaning young woman, is how poorly the author understands Appalachian culture and the very good reasons pe [...]

    9. I moved to Madison County in 2010 and have heard stories about some of the notable characters in Pinsky's book. I recognize that vestiges of the mountain culture still exist and I will always be an "outlander," but my husband and I, both Yankees, have been warmly welcomed by many and have made some close friends among those who have been brought up in the county. One of those interviewed for the book sat on my porch and talked about the case. He disagreed with Pinsky's findings but he had some p [...]

    10. A fictional story written 3 years before this murder that is eerily similar:ChristyAnother true crime story (unrelated) that took place in rural NC just 1 month prior:Blood Done Sign My NameA 2013 movie "Out of the Furnace" provides some visuals of AppalachiaAppalachia in 2014:nytimes/2014/04/21/us/

    11. I loved this book I grew up in Madison County and my parents and many genration before them have lived and died in Madison County. I love reading about the history and for such a small population the area is rich with history and people that are proud to tell you about it. I have sinced moved from the area but go back frequently to visit my family and friends. Yes outsiders are hard for everyone to accept but I believe more so before my time. In my travels and meeting people from outside of this [...]

    12. This book was about the abduction, rape and death of Nancy Morgan, a VISTA worker in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1960's. The first two parts of the book cover the basics of the story and the Mountain Culture and political "Good ol' Boys" system that existed at the time. It was a bit slow, and written in a very analytical and detached manner. I found the third part, in which the author gets involved in the case, much more 'humanizing' and had the feel of a newspaper's human interest story- i [...]

    13. This book really caught my attention because of the North Carolina setting. I liked seeing the references to Asheville, Durham, Raleigh, etc The story itself was also interesting to a point. I really felt connected with it especially in the first half. My biggest complaint is there was a lot of historical background that I felt dragged on for a bit. For me, Non-Fiction really needs to hold my attention and I was a little distracted throughout. Overall though, I liked the book and enjoyed followi [...]

    14. The 1970 murder of Nancy Morgan, a Vista volunteer in the mountainous region of Western North Carolina went unsolved. Mr. Pinsky, an investigative reporter, developed an interest in the case and pursued it for decades. The mountain people do not take kindly to strangers, but he persisted. I can't tell you the results of his investigation because it would spoil the book. But I can tell you that political corruption, casual, violent crime, and misogyny in that community, at that time, were shockin [...]

    15. I have mixed feelings about this book, which I read pretty quickly. I love learning about North Carolina history, and this book even had a Duke connection (the author is a Duke grad). Learning about the Madison County political machine and corruption was pretty interesting, as was the case of Nancy Morgan's murder. I didn't "google" ahead, so I figured I'd read about how the case was solved (eventually). Nope, close but no cigar. So in that sense, I finished the book feeling dissatisfied and dis [...]

    16. Interesting true story since the event was very close to where I now live.Got a little tiring and I got most of the info I need without finishing.I wouldn't read it if not for that interest.

    17. This was a well-written true account about Nancy Morgan and her VISTA volunteer work in 1970 in Madison County, North Carolina and the crime committed against her. Journalist Mark Pinsky spent years investigating who it was that harmed her. He also wrote about the culture, at that time, of the people of Madison County, the local law enforcement's handling of the case, and the political environment involved. Pinsky worked hard on this one, a good read

    18. Interesting true story of the murder of a "social worker" in the late 60's in small, politically controlled county in far western North Carolina. Good reminder of the isolation and culture of these rural areas at the time. I felt this book could have been condensed to a magazine format and one could get the same information and draw the same conclusion. I also never thought the author truly relayed his fascination with this case even though he attempted to explain it in the beginning.

    19. As a native of the Leicester community near the Madison county line, and descended from Madison county natives, I can attest to their fierce pride and independence. This book is a good study of the culture of that Western North Carolina mountain county and a fair story about the murder that occurred there in 1970.

    20. A must read for the people of my home town in Madison CountyThis is a great book that finally gives some answers to a story that I have heard since I was a little girl. I have known that our county was referred to as "Bloody Madison" but never really knew why. It shames me. This is a must read and a keeper. Who knew that one of the kidnappers is my best friends uncle. ?

    21. Interesting story about the unsolved murder case of a young civil servant back in the 70's. It is an interesting look at local politics and how things really can get covered up. It was a little long and probably could have been edited (a lot repeat chapter after chapter). Can't really recommend but it wasn't a bad read.

    22. This book was recommended by a bookseller at Malaprop's in Asheville, NC. I thought it might be an interesting read about an old crime, and thought a little regional history would be thrown in. But it was so much more. I never imagined that the culture and politics of this area would be so different from my own experiences as a southerner.

    23. Federal antipoverty worker Nancy Dean Morgan was found naked, hogtied, and strangled in the backseat of her car in June 1970. I could not get into the book. Dull and hard to follow. To bad, it is a very sad story about a bunch of people who don't care and a handful of people who do but can't get the truth out of anyone.

    24. Pinsky has given us a well-researched portrait of a sensitive and difficult tragedy in the county where I was born and raised, but about which I knew little. Told with respect and sensitivity, his commitment to solving this mystery spans more than 40 years and is a book worth reading.

    25. Interesting case. I really wanted to read this because of the location. Hot Springs being my vacation spot for many years. Whoever knew such things that went on in this small beautiful hidden gem of a town. Compelling read.

    26. Having spent time in the Appalachian area and spent time with the people born and raised there , if I have seen how they protect family and friends. It takes time to be accepted when you are outside looking in. A good book detailing people, culture and area.

    27. A good true crime book and my third book in a row taking place in the N. Carolina mountains (first two were the Gap Creek series). The book takes place in Madison County, NC where parts of the Hunger Games movie were shot.

    28. Sad story situated in my adopted county, but luckily "times, they are a'changin" in Mad. Co. My heart goes out to the Morgan and Walker families, though.

    29. A true-life mystery that takes place in Madison County, NC and accurately describes some of the locations and attitudes I remember from my visits there.

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