Boston Stranglers

Overview

Beginning in June, 1962, the Boston, Massachusetts area was terrorized for 18 months by an elusive serial killer who sexually assaulted and strangled to death a succession of female victims. Boasting that he was the killer, and that he had raped an additional 2,000 women, DeSalvo's horrific story became the subject of a best-selling book and major Hollywood movie. It was all a scam; a monstrous hoax -- DeSalvo was not The Boston Strangler. In the only definitive book on this subject, author Susan Kelly's detailed...
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Overview

Beginning in June, 1962, the Boston, Massachusetts area was terrorized for 18 months by an elusive serial killer who sexually assaulted and strangled to death a succession of female victims. Boasting that he was the killer, and that he had raped an additional 2,000 women, DeSalvo's horrific story became the subject of a best-selling book and major Hollywood movie. It was all a scam; a monstrous hoax -- DeSalvo was not The Boston Strangler. In the only definitive book on this subject, author Susan Kelly's detailed investigation shows us the true DeSalvo -- a twisted pathological liar whose hunger for celebrity made him confess to crimes he did not commit. Kelly also proves that the stranglings were committed by at least eight different slayers. She even names the lead suspects -- some of whom may have been getting away with murder for decades. Here is the true crime account that created a national sensation, leading to the reopening of this bizarre case and the rewriting of true crime history. Newly updated for this edition, The Boston Stranglers finally tells the explosive truth all of America has been waiting for.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433256790
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 13
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

SUSAN B. KELLY was born in Chilterns in the United Kingdom and brought up in Oxford. After attending university, she trained as a computer consultant and worked freelance during the 1980s. She is the author of several novels.

Lorna Raver has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated twice for the AudieĀ® Award. She has appeared on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and regionally and has guest-starred on many top television series, including Boston Legal, CSI, Nip/Tuck, Desperate Housewives, and Weeds. She also played the recurring role of Rebecca Kaplan on The Young and the Restless.

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Table of Contents

Preface 11
Part 1
1. A Time of Terror 21
2. Police Under Fire 35
3. The State Takes Over 42
4. Psychiatrists and Psychics 51
Part 2
5. The Measuring Man 63
6. The Green Man 71
7. A Murder in the Suburbs 83
8. Enter George Nassar ... And F. Lee Bailey 88
9. The Cuckoo's Nest 96
10. Bailey Takes Action 101
11. Wheeling and Dealing 110
12. The Green Man Goes to Trial 124
Part 3
13. A Great Escape, a Musical Interlude, and More Wheeling and Dealing 140
14. Hooray for Hollywood 159
15. From Jet Plane Lawyer to Helicopter Lawyer 166
16. The Barnum and Bailey Circus 186
17. The Barnum and Bailey Circus, II 196
18. Endgame 208
Part 4
19. Grave Doubts 229
20. Origins of a Hoax 239
21. The Confessions of Albert DeSalvo 248
22. The Confessions of Albert DeSalvo, II 260
23. The Confessions of Albert DeSalvo, III 274
24. The Confessions of Albert DeSalvo, IV 290
Part 5
25. The Murders of Anna Slesers, Nina Nichols, Helen Blake, Margaret Davis, and Jane Sullivan 307
26. The Murder of Sophie Clark 333
27. The Murder of Patricia Bissette 341
28. The Murder of Patricia Bissette, II 351
29. The Murder of Patricia Bissette, III 365
30. The Murder of Beverly Samans 383
31. The Murder of Beverly Samans, II 394
32. The Murders of Evelyn Corbin and Joann Graff 405
33. The Murder of Mary Sullivan 417
Part 6
34. Final Thoughts 441
35. Last Moments 448
Epilogue 453
Update 457
Sources 482
Index 499
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