Physical Description:xxii, 245 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Edition:First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publisher:New York :Scribner,2016.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245).
Formatted Contents Note:
Loretta -- Boom and bust -- Lucky and LeDoux -- Frankie -- Ernestine -- Kristen -- Whitnei -- Gunter and Guillory -- "Death on me": Muggy, Crystal, and Brittney -- The undoing -- "Frankie Richard's coming and hell is coming with him" -- "The past is the past" -- Coda: Boustany and the Boudreaux Inn -- Whistle-blower in white robes.
Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the town of Jennings, in Jefferson Davis Parish, Lousiana. They had all engaged in sex work as a means of survival, and they came to be called the Jeff Davis 8. The investigations into their deaths, originally searching for a serial killer, raised questions about police misconduct and corruption.