When Evil Lived in Laurel: The “White Knights” and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer

by Curtis Wilkie (WW Norton)

“I’m a longtime admirer of Curtis Wilkie’s deep and insightful work, and his chilling journey through the KKK’s murder of Vernon Dahmer will stay with you long after you close this book. This kind of violence is where tacit encouragement of extremists leads, and Wilkie shows you how.”― Greg Iles, New York Times bestselling author of Natchez Burning

“A tension-filled account of an FBI informant’s efforts to bring a notoriously violent chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to justice in the 1960s…. Wilkie vividly conveys the turmoil of the era and the high stakes of the mission. This real-life thriller is a worthy tribute to the courage of those who put everything on the line for civil rights.”–Publishers Weekly