Murder in Mathis is the story of a family feud in 1920s Mathis that goes beyond the pale with the murder of a helpless physician who gets entangled in it. The murderer, who believes he has perpetrated the perfect crime, gets caught by a master sleuth. He is tried and sentenced to the electric chair. It is a story ripped from the headlines almost 100 years ago, giving the reader a look not only into a sociopathic killer but life in 1920s rural South Texas as well.
Dr. Chance is a fifth generation Texan and former mathematics professor at UT-Pan American in Edinburg, where he now resides. He has written 10 books, been a newspaper columnist and has written numerous scholarly articles for professional journals as well as articles for popular magazines.