CLINT RICHMOND - Fetch the Devil: The Sierra Diablo Murders and Nazi Espionage in America

  
  

Saturday, July 19 at 4PM

BookPeople Presents

Bestselling Author
CLINT RICHMOND

speaking & signing
Fetch the Devil:
The Sierra Diablo Murders
and Nazi Espionage in America



In 1938, the wife of a powerful executive went missing along with daughter after their car broke down in El Paso. A week later, their bodies were found in the Chihuahuan Desert. Richmond is here this afternoon to share the true story of the El Paso sheriff who tried to find the truth about their deaths, going up against Texas Rangers, local officials and a Nazi spy ring operating coast-to-coast through a deep-cover portal at El Paso. Based on long forgotten archives and recently declassified FBI files, Richmond paints a convincing portrait of a sheriff's dogged investigation into a baffling murder.

About Fetch the Devil:

The true story of a Texas sheriff's dogged investigation into a baffling murder, the international spy ring that orchestrated it, and America on the brink of World War II. In 1938, Hazel Frome, the wife of a powerful executive at Atlas Powder Company, a San Francisco explosives manufacturer, set out on a cross-country motor trip with her twenty-three-year-old daughter, Nancy. When their car broke down in El Paso, Texas, they made the most of being stranded by staying at a posh hotel and crossing the border to Juarez for shopping, dining, and drinking. A week later, their near-nude bodies were found in the Chihuahuan Desert.

El Paso sheriff Chris Fox, a lawman right out of central casting, engaged in a turf war with the Texas Rangers and local officials that hampered the investigation. But the victims' detours had placed them in the path of a Nazi spy ring operating from the West Coast to Latin America through a deep-cover portal at El Paso. The sleeper cell was run by spymasters at the German consulate in San Francisco. In 1938, only the inner circle of the Roosevelt White House and a few FBI agents were aware of the extent to which German agents had infiltrated American industry.

Fetch the Devil
is the first narrative account of this still officially unsolved case. Based on long forgotten archives and recently declassified FBI files, Richmond paints a convincing portrait of a sheriff's dogged investigation into a baffling murder, the international spy ring that orchestrated it, and America on the brink of another world war.

About Clint Richmond:

Clint Richmond, a #1 New York Times best-selling author, has more than 30 years' professional writing experience as a nonfiction book author, newspaper reporter, and freelance magazine journalist. He has published books on a wide range of topics, from domestic terrorism and true crime, to pop psychology and celebrity biography. He lives in Texas with his wife, Judith, and his cat, Bugs.


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Event date: 
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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Fetch the Devil: The Sierra Diablo Murders and Nazi Espionage in America Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781611685343
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Foreedge - June 3rd, 2014

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