The Good Doctor's Downfall

What really happened before, during and just after the sensational,
Prohibition era murder of the police chief by the town's most admired physician
has been saved from oblivion by this book by retired newspaper editor Wint
Capel, The Good Doctor's Downfall. Les mer
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What really happened before, during and just after the sensational,
Prohibition era murder of the police chief by the town's most admired physician
has been saved from oblivion by this book by retired newspaper editor Wint
Capel, The Good Doctor's Downfall. The author dug up the facts and has arranged
them to show in great detail how brilliant Dr. J. W. Peacock ambushed the
young, arrogant police chief, John Taylor, on a busy downtown street in
Thomasville, a small North Carolina factory town. The doctor finished him off
with a World War I souvenir, a German Luger. The doctor, also a city
councilman, and the chief began feuding after the chief decided to crackdown on
those, like the doctor, who ignored the laws against gambling and drinking. The
feud became unbelievably bitter and explosive. By the time of the attack
downtown, the doctor had been convinced, "It's either him or me." In a trial
that featured the best legal minds in North Carolina, the doctor barely escaped
the electric chair. Then, a year later, he escaped a prison for the criminally
insane. He managed to outrun them all. Only a horrible accident in California
could rob him of his freedom.

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