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A Death in Belmont
A Death in Belmont
Author: Sebastian Junger
A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original crime story since In Cold Blood. — In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the po...  more
ISBN-13: 9780393059809
ISBN-10: 0393059804
Publication Date: 4/18/2006
Pages: 320
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  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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I thought this would be more of a story, but it is very fact based.
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This is an interesting account of the author's family's very close brush with the "Boston Strangler," as well as the corresponding conviction of a black man for what could very likely have been one of the infamous stranglings.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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It's definitely not as good as his prior book, A Perfect Storm. The story about how his family had Albert DeSalvo working in their house when one of the supposed Boston Strangler killings took place in town is fascinating. But, I had the strong feeling that the author didn't have enough for a full book with this story alone, so he added information about the 1960's that I didn't feel was needed.

All in all, I found it interesting, but it will appeal most to those who are very interested in the story surrounding the Boston Strangler. It leaves a lot of questions unanswered, so it is ultimately unfulfilling.

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This book was written by the same man who wrote The Perfect Storm so I was expecting a great read that would hold my interest. I am from New England and remember being very frightened of "The Boston Strangler" as I walked to and from school in the early 60s. Unfortunately the book lost my interest after the beginning chapter when the author told his story of his father hiring a handy man to help with some remodeling at their home. The handy man turned out to be Albert DeSalvo.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Part fact, part fiction account of the Boston Strangler story. I did feel there was a bit too much detail about the 1960's that weren't relevant to the story.
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Great book. He's a super writer and researcher.


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