ISBN: 0393059804
EAN13: 9780393059809
Language: English
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.4" L x 5.6" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking murder that fits the pattern of the infamous Boston Strangler, still at large. Hoping for a break in the case, the police arrest Roy Smith, a black ex-con whom the victim hired to clean her house. Smith is hastily convicted of the murder, but the Strangler's terror continues. And through it all, one man escapes the scrutiny of the police: a carpenter working at the time at the Belmont home of young Sebastian Junger and his parents--a man named Albert

From the acclaimed author of A Perfect Storm comes a powerful chronicle of three lives that collide in the vortex of one of America's most controversial serial murder cases.

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   Good book, bad e-book formatting
I downloaded the e- book from Amazon to my Fire. Sebastian Junger did an excellent job writing this e- book, which took a lot of research. The Boston Strangler murders in the City of Boston in 1963, the execution of the president of the United States of America in the streets of Dallas Texas, and many other events were woven into the story. What life was like in the south and how people perceived each other took me by surprise. I am glad I read this book. The quality of the formatting was disappointing. There were many pages with large spaces between the words and there were two Typographical errors. I was annoyed by this because it took away from the reading experience. I would recommend this book to my friend. I wouldn't recommend buying this in the e- book format. If you want to get this one, buy the paper back.
   Personal look at a probable serial killer.
Sebastian Junger gave the first person information about a probable serial killer who worked in his family's home. Junger goes deep into the mind of serial killers. It's a good read.
   An absorbing read...
Sebastian Junger is a great writer. If you like in- depth coverage with history and background interwoven with the main events, then this is the book for you. I think Junger did a great job with each story. This is what investigative journalism is about. The reader added a lot to this audio version. His voice and ability to make the characters speak in their own way made me very fond of him.
   Must Read
I saw that this book got five stars. I saw that it was about the Boston Strangler, but wasn't sure if I wanted to read it. I couldn't put it down when I started. It's a fast moving mystery, court room drama and education of police work, with some timely tongue in cheek humor thrown in. The story is beautiful. I highly recommend.
   Fascinating Reading
It is possible that one of the crimes will never be solved. Junger brings us inside the mind of the alleged killer. A must read for anyone who lived through this time period or follows the writing skills of the author.
   A Coldly Written Account Of The Boston Strangled With A Personal Family Connection
A very well written account of the Boston Strangler, but the detailed descriptions often required rereading to make all the necessary connections. The book was very difficult to read at times, but it was also easy to get lost in the many detailed accounts.
   A Highly Engaging Read
Mr. Junger, you are a great writer. The story is well presented and engaging, and I like how you capture the personality of the people in it. It's a good thing that the people seem real. It's true. How you describe your mom's reaction when Al calls from the basement is the best example. I was captured by your prose. Thanks for a great read. Tribe is my favorite of your books.