The author was one of the guests discussing The Slaughterhouse Cases on Landmark Cases and this grew out of his research. It is an engaging true life Law & Order episode, 1870s style hurt by the fact we aren't left with a clear knowledge of what truly happened. Colorful mixture of characters ripe for filming, but might add a solution there. Here, the case looks doomed early, and we are barely half-way in. Net result is somewhat depressing.