New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
Bobby DeLaughter—author, former Mississippi criminal defense attorney, prosecutor, judge, and federal inmate—has announced that he has drawn from his broad experience in the criminal justice arena to write the first installment of a new page-turning series set in his adopted hometown of New Orleans. “Inside the Labyrinth: A Bo Landry Erotic Thriller” is available at amazon.com (ebook and paperback), and DeLaughter says it is quickly garnering high ratings from readers, who are finding it hard to put down and anxiously awaiting the sequel.
“Inside the Labyrinth” contains an advisory warning of graphic violent and sexual content. “First and foremost, the book is intended as a thriller,” DeLaughter explains. “It’s about a serial rapist and killer; so, sure, it’s going to be graphic in places. But none of the graphic content is gratuitous. It’s a story of good and evil, and I want my readers to be as terrified and repulsed by the evil as I want them to be exhilarated and encouraged by the good, the hope.”
DeLaughter, best known as the assistant district attorney—portrayed by actor Alec Baldwin in Rob Reiner’s movie “Ghosts of Mississippi”—who prosecuted and obtained a conviction of Byron De La Beckwith for the 1963 assassination of Mississippi civil rights pioneer Medgar Evers, later authored a memoir about his experience, “Never Too Late: A Prosecutor’s Story of Justice in the Medgar Evers Murder Case” (Scribner 2001). His closing argument in the trial was one of ten featured in “Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury: Greatest Closing Arguments in Modern Law” (Scribner 1998).
DeLaughter’s career in the law ended in 2009, when he entered a guilty plea to giving a false statement to FBI agents in connection with a grand jury investigation of attorney Richard Scruggs. “I was stupid to have done anything to jeopardize my career in the law,” DeLaughter says. “But that’s the past; a place in which I can’t dwell and still be a productive person. I just turned sixty, but I don’t believe God is finished with me yet, so I’m focusing my energy on another love—crafting stories from all that I’ve learned that others find enthralling.”
Following DeLaughter’s release from federal prison in December 2010, he and his wife made their home in New Orleans, where they continue to reside. DeLaughter says it has been the perfect place for him at this stage of his life. “New Orleans has a certain mystique you will not find anywhere else. It’s also a tolerant and forgiving place where people have been coming for the past three-hundred years to start new lives.” More information and photos are available at http://www.facebook.com/Bobby.DeLaughter.
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