MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN takes us back to the murder, the investigation, and the trials of Margaret Hossack, a farmer’s wife accused of murder. Susan Glaspell, the young journalist who covered the story for the Des Moines Daily News, later transformed the events into her classic short story "A Jury of Her Peers." Wolf and his co-author, Patricia Bryan, devoted more than ten years to the research and writing of this book.
THE PLEA begins with a double murder in an isolated Iowa farmhouse, and then follows twelve year-old Wesley Elkins through his startling confession; his life in prison, where he matures under the guidance of compassionate wardens; his successful fight for parole; and, finally, his remarkable transformation into a responsible citizen. Co-authored with Patricia Bryan, THE PLEA will be published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013.
After a prominent Iowa farmer is killed in his bed in the middle of the night, a young reporter named Susan Glaspell is assigned to investigate and report on the crime and legal proceedings. This turn-of-the-century story is based on historical events.
Babe Ruth’s “called shot” in Game Three of the 1932 World Series is one of the most famous moments in sports history. THE CALLED SHOT describes the events of that season in a true story that blends history and personal drama, both on and off the field.