From an Atlanta society wedding to a Frontier West divorce to the entanglements of love and deception, Elois Nelms Dennis' life spiralled out of control. A pawn of her handsome, debonair attorney, she lost herself in his bizarre lifestyle and demands. Final confrontation led to mysterious disappearance fo Elois and her sister Beatrice. Only the efforts of her brother, Marshall Nelms, and a dedicated Georgia solicitor, Hugh Dorsey, would bring examination and some sense of justice. From sensational nationwide curiosity in 1914, to forgotten old headlines, the story resurfaces in all its complexity, horror, and fascination to deliver answers for its long lingering questions.
About the Author
Robert M. Willingham, Jr., was born in Washington, Georgia. He is the author of several books on his native Wilkes County, as well as works on Georgia and Confederate bibliography and sports history. He and his wife, Ginny King, have restored an 1873 home and are avid collectors of Georgia folk pottery.