No Remorse: The Rise and Fall of the Killer John Wallace

Dot Moore

NewSouth Books
$24.95 hardcover
7½ x 9 ¼  
160 pages
50 black-and-white photographs
September 2011

A famous 1948 murder committed in Georgia’s Coweta County was noteworthy not only for its middle-of-the-night mystery but also for the identity of the killer:  prominent businessman John Wallace. In No Remorse, best-selling nonfiction author Dot Moore explores that fateful night, as well as the events that brought John Wallace to the point of murder—the death of his father when Wallace was only 11 years old and his early exposure to the making and selling of moonshine whiskey. Moonshine would later play a part in the murder, for which Georgia sent Wallace to the electric chair.

In striking detail, Moore explores Wallace’s fascinating life, including his fits of uncontrollable rage. She includes actual letters to and from Wallace and copious historical images to give a full picture of the Georgia figure. Featuring a cast of characters that includes fortune teller Mayhayley Lancaster, the subject of Moore’s well-known biography, Oracle of the AgesNo Remorse is a Southern true-crime biography like no other.