Nebraska Authors

Harry Norman MacLean

Born 1942 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Denver, CO
Washington, DC
Lincoln, NE: 1942-1964

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Crime and criminals; Factual crime


Bachelor of Arts, 1964, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Master of Science in Law and Sociology, 1972, University of Denver, Denver, CO
JD, 1967, University of Denver, Denver CO



Places Worked

Securities and Exchange Commission, 1968-70
State of Colorado
University of Denver


Won the Edgar Award for best factual crime book from Mystery Writers of America in 1989 for In Broad Daylight


Mystery Writers of America
Colorado Authors League


In Broad Daylight. 1988.
Once Upon a Time: A True Story of Murder, Memory, and the Law. 1993.
The Past is Never Dead: the Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption. 2015.
The Joy of Killing. 2015

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