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MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN: A MURDER IN AMERICA'S HEARTLAND
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
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.

MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN--the screenplay
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.

THE CALLED SHOT
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.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN: A MURDER IN AMERICA'S HEARTLAND
"Midnight Assassin…offers an absorbing look at a 1900 murder in an Iowa farmhouse….”
USA TODAY
THE PLEA
THE PLEA is a dramatic true story of murder and redemption.
THE CALLED SHOT
THE CALLED SHOTcaptures all the drama of the 1932 baseball season and the World Series between the Cubs and Yankees.
Screenplay
MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN--the screenplay
A film version of MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN that tells the story from the point of view of Susan Glaspell.

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