In the woods near Jefferson, Texas, Bessie Moore guards her body. She’s staying earthbound until her murder is avenged. She had attracted a great deal of attention during her brief stay in the east Texas town because of her beauty and the gemstones that earned her the sobriquet “Diamond Bessie.”
Unfortunately, the path to bring her killer to justice is fraught with delays created by a dream team of defense attorneys hired by his wealthy father. Based on true events and set amid the turbulence of Reconstruction and the burgeoning women’s right movement, Bessie’s story is a microcosm of life in 19th century America, not for the wealthy and privileged, but for someone on the fringe of society.