“I simply couldn’t stop turning the pages.” — Diane Fanning, Award winning true crime author

Drifting into Darkness Front cover image

Drifting Into Darkness

Murder, Madness, Suicide, and a Death “Under Suscpicious Circumstances”

“A lavishly detailed story of murder, madness, and treachery in Alabama and parts beyond. Mark Pinsky’s prose is as sweetly beckoning as a Southern breeze.”

— Michael Cuneo, New York Times-acclaimed author of Almost Midnight and American Exorcism

Oct. 19-21 & 26-28

True Crime

A live immersive theatre experience
Mars Hill University Theatre Arts Department, under the direction of Sue Fair, presents TRUE CRIME beginning October 19th in the Dr. W. F. Robinson Memorial Infirmary, 144 Cascade Street in Mars Hill, on the campus of Mars Hill University.

True Crime is now one of the most popular genres across all forms of media. There are countless documentaries, podcasts, books, films and reality television series dedicated to stories based on sensational real events. A recent poll reported one in three Americans consumes true crime content at least once per week.

TRUE CRIME is a live immersive theatrical experience exploring the unsolved murder of a young woman in Madison County, North Carolina in 1970. This production was inspired by the book, Met Her On The Mountain: The Murder of Nancy Morgan by Mark I. Pinsky.

Now in Paperback

Met Her on the Mountain

“This compulsively page-turning true crime narrative has it all: smart prose, a now obscure unsolved murder that was notorious at the time, and an investigative journalist trying to pick up the trail. Regarding the victim as a kindred spirit, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Pinsky followed the story from the start (he was a college student in the area at the time of the murder), and many readers will be convinced that his dogged investigation has at last uncovered the truth.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Free Virtual Event with Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

Photograph of Mark I. Pinsky

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Photograph of Mark I. Pinsky

About Mark I. Pinsky

A former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and Orlando Sentinel, Mark I. Pinsky holds degrees from Duke University and Columbia University. As an investigative journalist specializing in capital murder cases around the Southeast, he has written for the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Other Books by Mark

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The Gospel According to the Simpsons cover art
The Gospel According to Disney
A Jew Among the Evangelicals
Amazing Gifts