Dartmouth Murders (St. Martin's True Crime Classics Series) by Eric Francis
On January 27, 2002, popular Dartmouth College professors Half and Susanne Zantop were found slain in their home in the wooded outskirts of Hanover, New Hampshire. Both had been stabbed repeatedly in the head and torso with twelve-inch combat knives. The crimeunprecedented in the bucolic college townsparked a nationwide manhunt. Then, weeks later, a CB-radio call aroused the suspicion of an Indiana cop, leading him to a truck stop east of Indianapolisand the arrest of two suspects. Their identities would be as startling as the crime itself...
James Parker and Robert Tulloch were two clean-cut, straight-A, Vermont high school students with impeccable reputations. But by the time they were apprehended, the boys were fugitives from the law. When confronted by authorities, the two gave no resistance, and investigators couldn't imagine any motive they might have had for the vicious killings. Could these boys have snuffed out the lives of perfect strangers with such intense, cold-blooded fury?
ERIC FRANCIS is a freelance reporter and photojournalist whose work has appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines in over 30 countries. A staff correspondent for People Magazine, Francis has also covered several notable murder cases for The New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Time Magazine. He lives on the Vermont-New Hampshire border and was one of the first reporters on the scene of the Zantop double homicide in January, 2001.