After a series of extensive interviews in their homes, Curtis Wilkie met with Dickie Scruggs in the Lafayette County jail in Oxford before he appeared before the grand jury in 2009. Scruggs asked Wilkie, “‘When all this is over, are you going to be able to tell me how I got mixed up with these guys?'” (4)
The Fall of the House of Zeus provides an intense education on Mississippi politics over the past twenty-five years and the power of greed to take over one’s life. While pulling from numerous sources, Curtis Wilkie was also able to interview Dickie and Zach Scruggs. Although Dickie Scruggs initially declined to interview because he did not “‘feel right about the appearance of exploiting it,'” he eventually opened up to Curtis Wilkie with the desire to share his side of the story (3).
If you have been following the Scruggs story from the beginning, you need to read The Fall of the House of Zeus by Curtis Wilkie. If you have not been following the Scruggs story from the beginning, you need to read The Fall of the House of Zeus. It’s a must-read for any inquiring citizen.
Zeus does not come out until October 19th. In the meantime, Lemuria will be giving you exclusive peeks. Stay posted . . .
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The Fall of the House of Zeus will be the October selection for the First Editions Club. Curtis Wilkie will be signing on Thursday, Oct. 21st.