Moonlight Murder on Lovers' LaneeBook - 2012
He was a handsome and charismatic local minister; she was the church choir's beautiful soprano soloist. In 1922 they were found together, brutally murdered, along a secluded lane in New Brunswick, New Jersey-a popular spot for lovers' trysts. Each of the victims was married-to someone else. And although the police believed this would be an easy case to crack, it became one of the most high-profile unsolved crimes of the decade. At first, the primary suspects seemed obvious-the betrayed wife and husband of the slain lovers. The minister's wife was one of the town's wealthiest and most socially prominent citizens; the soprano's husband was a man of modest means, working as the church sexton. But as the investigation progressed, new suspects were uncovered and key eyewitness testimony was found to be false-deepening the mystery surrounding the murders. Combining elements of adultery, wealth and social prominence, revenge, a long and colorful list of suspects, and conflicting political agendas, this case dominated New York newspaper coverage in its time. It was said to have played a part in inspiring F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. And today, it remains an intriguing mystery-inspiring continued debate. Dr. Katherine Ramsland outlines the major and more obscure theories regarding the killer's identity in fascinating detail-and uncovers compelling new evidence that has yet to be considered in investigations.
Publisher: [United States] : RosettaBooks : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Branch Call Number: Hoopla eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource