Love and Greed in the Heartland is the story of an insurance fraud scheme gone fatally wrong. On one night in Richmond Hill, what was meant to be a small fire mushroomed into a major explosion and the largest homicide investigation in Indiana's history.
With patience and meticulous attention to detail, former police captain and Commander of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch, Robert L. Snow, and award-winning investigative reporter Russ McQuaid lay bare the details of the crime scene and track the case through the eventual prosecution of the defendants. The first complete account of the notorious Richmond Hill murders in print, Love and Greed in the Heartland is an account of what happened when a tempestuous and desperate love coupled with arson and murder, and how careful detective work unraveled it all.
|Publisher:||Camino Books, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased this as a Nook book. I was deeply involved in this case since Dion is my son. Most of the information agrees with my recollection. There was some information that was new to me. There was other information that I wish had been included. Even though the prosecutor was probably one of the very best anywhere, we did not know what would happen until everything was finished. I recommend the book as a summary of the Richmond Hill tragedy/journey. I can hear Russ McQuaid telling the story much of the time. I am impressed that he was willing to incorporate information from many sources, including other television stations, in order to tell the story. It is well done, but I wish it was much longer since so much more could be told. Some of the courtroom antics were left out. The biggest part of the story is from the people who lived in Richmond Hill and the people who responded to the explosion and led the investigation. It was an emotional time for many people. The callousness and desperation of the people who committed these crimes would probably need a Steinbeck to convey in writing, but I wish that could be shared somehow. Fortunately, the two monsters who led this group of criminals are off the streets for good so they cannot hurt anybody else. This is a good read, but it could have contained more detail in places. Russ cares about his work and the people around him. Indianapolis is blessed with that type of media people.