|LC Classifications||HV6534.B6 K45 1995|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 366 p. :|
|Number of Pages||366|
|LC Control Number||95019235|
Susan Kelly has produced a very thoroughly researched and documented book on the subject of the Boston Strangler case of the early 60's. The Preface tells of the circumstance that led to the author's interest in the case. She describes the political and public pressure to solve these cases. The media distortion was a major problem/5(18). It is an older book on the subject of the "Boston Strangler", and was written prior to the actual trial and conviction of Albert DeSalvo. The first portion of the book was dedicated to the actual murders, that occurred in the early s, and the victims/5. The 'Boston Strangler ' speaks creepily down the decades about human wickedness, police failure, human frailty and sin, and all sorts of under the rug goings on, in that pivotal era of the early 60's. It is a work of sociology, criminology, psychology and history. You are left wondering if people in power today could learn much from it's pages/5(67). As one who once lived in Boston's Back Bay, I have always been fascinated by the Boston Strangler murders (). Susan Kelly has written what I consider to be the definitive book about them. Albert DeSalvo confessed to the murders in November while incarcerated in Bridgewater Hospital for a mental evaluation related to other crimes/5.
This book gives a frightening and touching account of Boston in the 60s and the Strangler's unwitting victims. Frank handles brilliantly the chaotic investigation and numerous (but mesmerizing) deadend leads; his reporting of the case and its frustrations is near perfect/5(69). The only definitive book on this sensational crime, now newly updated, "The Boston Stranglers" investigates Albert DeSalvo's confession to the eleven brutal murders he didn't commit and exposes the real killers. The headlines screamed "DeSalvo is the strangler!" when repeat sex offender Albert DeSalvo confessed to the brutal murders of eleven different women.5/5(2). The book is set around the Daley family, principally three brothers and their mother and late father in Boston at the time of the Boston Strangler. The Daley family are all involved one way or another with crime - late father Joe and eldest son Joe, both Policeman, Michael, works as a lawyer, and youngest brother Ricky is a very competent thief/5. The Boston Strangler (), a true crime book by American journalist and biographer Gerold Frank, tells the story of the serial killer who murdered 13 women in the Boston area from through The book was adapted into a movie of the same title starring Tony Curtis and Henry Fonda.
An infamous murder spree. A monstrous hoax. “This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism, and remarkable writing” (Robert B. Parker). “DeSalvo Is the Strangler!” declared the headlines after handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed to eleven brutal rape-murders that terrorized Boston from to The repeat sex offender boasted he had raped an additional two thousand women.5/5(2). The Boston Strangler case, which inspired a Hollywood movie starring Tony Curtis, marked a terrifying swath of history in the city – and one that has long been mired in doubt. An infamous murder spree. A monstrous hoax. “This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism, and remarkable writing” (Robert B. Parker). “DeSalvo Is the Strangler!” declared the headlines after handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed to eleven brutal rape-murders that terrorized Boston from to Brand: Kensington. The Boston Stranglers is now available from Blackstone as an audio book. You can listen to a sample at The updated paperback of the book can be purchased from the publisher, Kensington Books, or through Amazon or one of the other online booksellers.