Susan Wells has written a new book, A Game Called Salisbury, about
the last known mob lynching in NC and the murders of The Lyerly Family.
Susan, writing under the penname, Susan Barringer Wells, is better
known as one of the premier artists at the Outer Banks of NC, where she is known by her married name of Susan Wells Vaughan. Barringer
is Susan’s mother’s maiden name. The Lyerly Family members that were murdered were close relatives of Susan’s great grandfather.
The book deals mostly with events after the night time murder. Three
sharecroppers living nearby were arrested and taken to the Rowan County Jail. Although there was much concern in the state and nation
about the prisoners safety, there were elements in society that were
racist and had their own agenda. Susan attempts to shed light on the
many components that allowed the mob to storm the jail and hang the
prisoners.The book is published by Infinity Press and can be purchased at
Literary BookPost in downtown Salisbury NC
704-630-9788To read more about the book and a recent book signing in Salisbury