On a hot morning in September of 1922, Frank Dupre became the last man hanged from the gallows at Atlanta’s notorious Fulton Tower. Just before the rope was placed around his neck, he heard Betty Andrews cry out from the crowd that had gathered to witness the execution. As the trapdoor dropped, he responded with his final words.
So begins Will You Meet Me in Heaven?, the historical novel by award-winning and critically-acclaimed author David Fulmer. Set against the backdrop of the world of the 1920s that spins with a dizzy energy, the narrative is based on the true story that was a tabloid sensation for the better part of a year and later immortalized in an iconic blues ballad.