Mississippi Mud

Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia

This critically acclaimed bestseller chronicles the assassination of a Mississippi judge and his wife, the leading candidate for mayor of Biloxi -- and their daughter’s quest to bring the killers to justice.

Lynne Sposito’s fearless investigation of her parents’ murders soon led her to a shadowy group of criminals known as the Dixie Mafia, and into a teeming underworld of merciless killers, ruthless con men, and venal politicians who would do anything to keep Lynne from exposing the truth. Published by Simon & Schuster. Browse the book here.

Chicago Tribune: “Reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood… Reads as smoothly as a finely crafted suspense novel.” 

Bestselling author Ann Rule: “A story almost too unbelievable to be true. But it is… Engrossing! Terrifiic!”

New York Times: “Edward Humes’s lucid and unadorned prose admirably suits this complex story of venality and betrayal… Mississippi Mud reads like a well-constructed mystery novel.”