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 After decades of painstaking research, The Tom Dooley Files: My Search For The Truth Behind The Legend by rising author Charlotte Corbin Barnes is NOW AVAILABLE!  In hardcover only – LIMITED EDITION.

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 “Barnes’ book has more information about the Tom Dooley story between two covers than any other publication to date.  Any person who is serious about knowing all there is to know about the facts should be able to find them in this volume.  It is really a textbook study.”

John O. Hawkins, Caldwell County historian


“In addition to the interviews, the author incorporates a variety of source material, including historical newspaper reports and Dula’s trial records.  Ms. Barnes writes with enthusiasm for her subject, bringing to life her ‘search for the truth’ about Thomas C. Dula.”

Pamela S. Pearson, North Carolina Genealogical Society

“The Bible of Tom Dooley.”

Rob McHale, Folk Artist/Musician

“What I like the most about The Tom Dooley Files is that Mrs. Barnes never claims that she has the ultimate solution to the case, as some other authors do.  Instead, she puts forward her ideas and thoughts, and leaves it up to the readers to make up their own minds.  For anyone interested in the Tom Dooley case, this book is a ‘must read’.”

Jan Kronsell, historian, Brondby, Denmark


“The Tom Dooley Files is a mammoth collection of interviews, photos and facts.  Charlotte Corbin Barnes’ writing style is informal and comfortable.  As an award-winning television researcher, writer and producer, Barnes, along with her husband, Bill, make a creative and accomplished team.”

Barbara Krenzer Norman, Publisher/Editor, Yadkin Valley Living

“What a treasure of local history…it’s all so interesting…priceless…”

Edith Ferguson Carter, Artist and Curator of the Tom Dooley Museum in Ferguson, NC.



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