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A Death in Belmont (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
A Death in Belmont - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Sebastian Junger, Kevin Conway (Narrator)
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 police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060829957
ISBN-10: 0060829958
Publication Date: 4/1/2006
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Harper Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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reviewed A Death in Belmont (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 44 more book reviews
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This is the story--from Sebastian Junger's research--of Albert DiSalvo, convicted of crimes attributed to the Boston Strangler, and of the related case of an African-American man arrested and jailed for what might have been one of the strangler's murders. Because the final guilt or innocence of both of these men was never finally determined and both of the men are dead, Junger is faced with how to handle the writing of these stories and the whole issue of the Boston Strangler murders.

An interesting twist is that Albert DiSalvo worked on a construction project in the home of Junger's parents when he was an infant; the Belmont murder occurred only blocks away, and was done while DiSalvo was working at the home. Junger's own mother believed DiSalvo committed the Belmont murder, and that the black man convicted of it was innocent.

Junger does a masterful job writing this, including his backs-and-forths on what he himself believes as he researches the facts about both cases, and the audio book is well read. I recommend this book to those who enjoy intriguing tales based on fact.
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Wonderful, wonderful book. Has an interview at the end of the book with the author which was very interesting also. I was "all ears" from beginning to end. How unusual that the author of "A Perfect Storm" would actually have met The Boston Strangler (Albert DeSalvo) and DeSalvo had been working working for his family during the deaths.


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