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A Death in Belmont (Large Print)

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In 1963, with the city of Boston already terrified by a series of savage crimes known as the Boston Stranglings, a murder occurred in Belmont, just a few blocks from the house of Sebastian Junger's family — a murder that seemed to fit exactly the pattern of the Strangler. Roy Smith, a black man who had cleaned the victim's house that day, was convicted, but the terror of the Strangler continued.

Two years later, Albert DeSalvo, a handyman who had been working at the Jungers' home on the day of the Belmont murder, and had often spent time there alone with Sebastian and his mother, confessed in lurid detail to being the Boston Strangler.

By turns exciting and subtle, A Death in Belmont chronicles three lives that collide — and are ultimately destroyed — in the vortex of one of the most controversial serial murder cases in America. The power of the story and the brilliance of Junger's reporting place this book on the short shelf of classics beside In Cold Blood and Helter Skelter.

About the Author

Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, A Death in Belmont and Fire. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061126666
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
General
Author:
Junger,
Author:
Sebastian
Author:
Junger, Sebastian
Author:
by Sebastian Junger
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Murder - Serial Killers
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Large Print
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20060523
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 18.88 oz

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime

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