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About: JIM: The 1934 abduction of Lewis Coffey (and subsequent events) - II

By Ed Waggener

In discussing JIM's fascinating second installment of "The Abduction of Lewis Coffey," more than one person has noticed, in the next-to-the-last-paragraph, a sentence which gives tremendous insight into the character of Mr. Coffey, one of the most admired men of his time. Won't spoil it, but we hope you'll take time to read the installment from the start, and then watch for that revelation.

"The Coffey-Burdette-Violette-Marie saga seems to be Adair County's best-kept secret," JIM writes. We'd agree. - EW

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