Beverly Bell Author of Book on Marion Miley 10,000 DaysAn obsession.

That’s how Beverly Bell describes her fascination with Marion Miley. It started years ago with a small article she wrote about the golfer for a sports magazine. Throughout dozens of other unrelated writing assignments, two thoughts preoccupied Beverly: Marion’s incredible life and horrific death.

An Imperfect Lie is the fictional account of this extraordinary saga, from Marion’s golf and dinner dates with movie stars to traveling around the world as one of the leading American golfers. It traces her childhood in Florida during the real estate boom to her indelible mark on the women’s game in the 1930s and early 1940s to the brutal shooting at the fashionable Lexington, Ky., country club and the men who committed the crime. Only 27 years old when she was killed, Marion was a national celebrity, a businesswoman and a trailblazer. Her murder was reported on the front page of the New York Times and in newspapers from Australia to Mexico.
This novel is based on the true story of a gifted, young woman caught at the tragic intersection of privilege, wealth and greed.