"The Boston Stranglers" is a very thorough investigation into Boston stranglings. There are more than a few strong suspects in the book and the everything is examined from the victims to the investigators and why there were likely more than one killer.
back cover - DeSalvo is the Strangler! So screamed the headlines when repeat sex offender Albert DeSalvo confessed to the brutal murders of eleven women. Beginning in June, 1962, the Boston area was terrorized for 18 months by an elusive killer who sexually assaulted and strangled to death a succession of female victims. DeSalvo boasted that he was the killer, and that he had raped an additional 2,000 women.
It was all a scam, a monstrous hoax--DeSalvo was not The Boston Strangler. In the only definitive book on this subject, author Susan Kelly's detailed investigation shows us the true DeSalve--a twisted pathological liar whose hunger for celebrity made him confess to crimes he did not commit. Kelly also proves that the stranglings were committed by at least eight different slayers. She even names the lead suspects--some of whom may have been getting away with murder for decades.
Here is the true crime account that created a national sensation, leading to the reopening of this bizarre case and the rewriting of true crime history.
One of the chilling true crime stories I've read.