Bobby's Books

No matter how hard he tries, an aura of death continues to follow and haunt private investigator Bo Landry. He faces his biggest challenge ever, against a cunning killer, seductress, God, and himself. "A City Named Desire," second in the Bo Landry thriller series.

A City Named Desire: A Bo Landry Thriller
Corpses, beauty, mayhem, humor, and lust--all in a twenty-four-hour period. Such is a day in the life of New Orleans Private Investigator Bo Landry.


Inside the Labyrinth: A Bo Landry Thriller 
Set in Mississippi and New Orleans, Bobby’s debut, page-turning novel about a serial killer.


Never Too Late: A Prosecutor’s Story of Justice in the Medgar Evers Murder Case
Bobby’s memoir, aided by the daily journal he maintained, of the five years he spent spearheading the re-investigation and re-prosecution of Mississippi civil rights pioneer Medgar Evers’ assassin; a case that made history and recounted in the movie “Ghosts of Mississippi.” The book won the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters 2002 Non-fiction Award.


Other Books & Media in Which Bobby is Featured

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury: Greatest Closing Arguments in Modern Law (e-book)

Bobby was greatly honored when his acclaimed closing argument in the Medgar Evers murder case was one of the ten greatest included in this book, and later recreated in the movie “Ghosts of Mississippi.”


Famous Trials: Cases That Made History (hardcover & paperback)
Bobby’s efforts and success in the Medgar Evers murder case is included with other famous trials, such as the Salem witch trials, the Nazi war criminal trials, and the Scopes monkey trial.


Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers
World-renown forensic pathologist Michael Baden includes the exhumation and second autopsy of Medgar Evers, his meetings with Bobby, and ultimate testimony at the killer’s trial.


Conversations With Willie Morris
The iconic late Mississippi writer and Bobby were close friends. In this compilation of interviews and profiles, Willie discusses that friendship, the Medgar Evers murder trial, and the making of the movie “Ghosts of Mississippi.”


Ghosts of Mississippi
Ron Reiner directs this movie, starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Woods, about Bobby’s efforts to bring the murderer of Medgar Evers to justice.


Charlie Rose, With Rob Reiner, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Bobby DeLaughter, & James Woods (Dec. 24, 1996)
First, an interview with director Rob Reiner, about his new film "Ghosts of Mississippi." The director also speaks about the responsibility of a director to historical reality in film. Then, a dialogue with Myrlie Evers-Williams, NAACP Chairman and widow of Medgar Evans; and then ADA of Jackson Mississippi Bobby DeLaughter, the prosecutor who convicted the killer, both of whom are portrayed in the movie. Finally, an interview with James Woods on his role in the film as the killer of Medgar Evers, Byron de la Beckwith.