The Annals of Unsolved Crime

The Annals of Unsolved Crime

by Edward Jay Epstein


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The Annals of Unsolved Crime by Edward Jay Epstein

One of America’s most acclaimed investigative journalists re-investigates some of the most notorious and mysterious crimes of the last 200 years

The beloved head of the UN dies in a tragic plane crash . . . witnesses unearthed years later suggest it wasn’t an accident. Theories behind the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe change yearly, and some believe Jack the Ripper was a member of the royal family. History books say Hitler burned down the Reichstag—but did he? And who really organized the conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln?

Acclaimed investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein cut his teeth on one of the most notorious murder mysteries of the 20th century in his first book, Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth, one of the first books on the assassination and an instant bestseller. His conclusion? The Commission left open too many questions.

He examines those questions here, as well as some of the most famous “unsolved” or mysterious crimes of all time, coming to some startling conclusions. His method in each investigation is simple: outline what is known and unknown, and show the plausible theories of a case. Where more than one theory exists, he shows the evidence for and against each. And when something remains to be proved, he says as much.

In The Annals of Unsolved Crime, Epstein re-visits his most famous investigations and adds dozens of new cases. From the Lindbergh kidnapping to the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, from the Black Dahlia murder to anthrax attacks on America, from the vanishing of Jimmy Hoffa to the case of Amanda Knox—Epstein considers three dozen high-profile crimes and their tangled histories and again proves himself one of our most penetrating journalists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612193175
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 787,411
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Edward Jay Epstein is the author of fourteen books. He studied government at Cornell and Harvard and received a Ph.D from Harvard in 1973. His thesis on the search for political truth became a best-selling book, Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth. His doctoral dissertation on television news was published as News From Nowhere. He is the recipient of numerous foundation grants and awards, including the prestigious Financial Times/Booz Allen & Hamilton Global Business Book Award for both best biography and best business book for Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer. He has written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in New York City. 

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Crimes covered in the Annals of Unsolved Crime
The Lincoln Assassination
The Reichstag Fire
The Mayerling Incident
Jack The Ripper
The Black Dahlia
The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe
The the JFK Assassination
The Elimination of General Zia
The Japanese Vanishings
The Oklahoma City Bombing
The Anthrax Attack on America
The Radioactive Corpse, Alexander Litvinenko
Death in Ukraine: The Case of the Headless Journalist
The Assassination of Rafik Hariri
And many more…

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