Book Reviews of Too Beautiful a Day to Die

Too Beautiful a Day to Die
Too Beautiful a Day to Die
Author: Joyce Egginton
ISBN-13: 9780425134207
ISBN-10: 0425134202
Publication Date: 11/1/1992
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent true-crime writing, but several chapters too long. Laurie Dann, who shot half a dozen schoolchildren, killing one of them, later shot herself, so the book could not end neatly with a trial and verdict; instead, Egginton spends several chapters exploring the crime's repercussions in the community. Winnetka, an affluent village outside Chicago, reminds me of a rich neighborhood near me, whose families also believe that they are untouchable. Egginton shows us why this is not and never was the case.
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Helpful Score: 1
back cover: For years, the affluent village of Winnetka politely ignored Laurie Dann's disturbing behavior: the purchase of handguns, telephoned death threats, the mysterious stabbing of her former husband with an ice pick.....

Then on May 20,1988, the 30-year-old baby-sitter delivered poisoned cookies to neighbors, and set fire to a family's home. Armed with three revolvers, she entered the local elementary school and started shooting. Five children were injured, one boy died.

Laurie Dann killed herself that fateful day. But the men, women and children who lived through the ordeal would never forget the shock of random violence... and the courage they found within themselves.
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Helpful Score: 1
the book was very accurate and interesting. I read it twice really enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to others.
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It was the perfect place to raise a family until baby-sitter Laurie Dann tried to kill the children .....