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A Death in Belmont
A Death in Belmont | Sebastian Junger
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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 police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide—and ultimately are destroyed—in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.
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thereadingowlvina
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A riveting book about the Boston Strangler and how a career criminal named Roy Smith was wrongly convicted for these crimes.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2847693886

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NikkiRobson73
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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction this is Jungers account of the Boston strangler Albert Desalvo who actually was doing work as a carpenter on his parents house during this time.

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LivingReflections
A Death in Belmont | Sebastian Junger
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This book is not a sequel to The Perfect Storm...

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Christine
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A very good true crime read - an unsettled/unsettling story that was (in typical Sebastian Junger fashion) well-researched and gripping. I'd never heard of this one - thanks to @Liberty for featuring on All the Backlist! (which is a great addition to the All the Books! podcast...fun to be able to check out a TBR add from the library immediately rather than my usual mode of hold list waiting 😁).