The Woodchipper Murder

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Even though the Newtown, Connecticut, police listed Helle Crafts' disappearance as a routine missing person case, Keith Mayo, a private investigator, knew the Danish-born mother of three hadn't skipped town nine days before Thanksgiving.. Rita Buonanno remembers the words exactly: "If anything happens to me don't think it was an accident." Helle Crafts was last seen on November 18, 1986.

In the style of a brilliant detective novel, Arthur Herzog skillfully re-creates the ...

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Overview

Even though the Newtown, Connecticut, police listed Helle Crafts' disappearance as a routine missing person case, Keith Mayo, a private investigator, knew the Danish-born mother of three hadn't skipped town nine days before Thanksgiving.. Rita Buonanno remembers the words exactly: "If anything happens to me don't think it was an accident." Helle Crafts was last seen on November 18, 1986.

In the style of a brilliant detective novel, Arthur Herzog skillfully re-creates the hour-by-hour circumstantial details that inform this grisly true-crime narrative. We observe dispassionate Richard Crafts as he buys a truck with a pintle hook for towing heavy equipment, promised for delivery before November 18. A day later he reserves a Badger Brush Bandit woodchipper.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Herzog is convinced that Connecticut- based airline pilot Richard Crafts bludgeoned his stewardess wife to death in November 1986, cut up her body with a chain saw and fed the remains into a industrial-strength woodchipper. He wrote the book after the case ended in mistrial and as a second trial was pending--Crafts was later convicted. ``In this gripping re-creation of the alleged crime, Herzog may have leapt into the fray prematurely, but he lays out a cogent scenario for a domestic atrocity,'' maintained PW. Photos. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Shortly before divorce papers were to be served on her airline pilot husband, Helle Crafts, a flight attendant and mother of three, disappeared from her Connecticut home. Spurred on by her friends, investigators launched an inquiry after learning that Richard Crafts gave conflicting accounts about Helle's absence. He was tried for murder, but one jury member held out for ``not guilty'' and a retrial is slated this year. Despite the status of the case, Herzog unqualifiedly asserts Crafts's guilt: evidence strongly suggests that he shredded his wife's body in a woodchipping machine. Although Herzog wrote this book without waiting for the trial transcript, he has produced an informed, gripping true-crime drama. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 4/1/89.-- Gregor A. Preston, Univ. of California Lib., Davis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595183548
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Herzog is an award-winning novelist, non-fiction writer and journalist, renowned for his best-selling novels The Swarm, Orca (both made into popular movies), Earthbound, Heat and IQ 83, hailed by the British press as one of the best science fiction works ever written.

His non-fiction best sellers include Vesco, which Publishers Weekly hailed as “A brilliantly researched story… one of the year’s remarkable biographies” and 17 Days : The Katie Beers Story. A New Yorker, avid reader, and world traveler, Herzog continues to write fiction and non-fiction books.

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    One of the grammatically worst written books I've ever read. Thi

    One of the grammatically worst written books I've ever read. This author needs to go back to English class.

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