The Woodchipper Murderby Arthur Herzog
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
In The Woodchipper Murder the Newtown, Connecticut police listed Helle Crafts disappearance as routine, but a private detective and a sheriff suspected murder with a dreadful machine.
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 wood chipper.
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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. This author needs to go back to English class.
I am currently reading the book. So far it is interesting, however difficult to read due to the many typos. I am on page 240 and have lost count.