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Louis

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  • A Death in Belmont

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated By Kevin Conway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (45)

    In 1963, with the city of Boston already terrified by a series of savage crimes known as the Boston Stranglings, a murder occurred in Belmont, just a few blocks from the house of Sebastian Junger's family, a murder that seemed to fit exactly the pattern of the Strangler. Roy Smith, a black man who had cleaned the victim's house that day, was convicted, but the terror of the Strangler continued.

    Ian says: "Marvellous history of early sixties America"
    "Could have been better"
    Overall

    The book started out OK. It was interesting to see if the Boston Strangler was responsible for this murder and not Roy Smith. But it didn't take too long to see the liberal bias this author has against the courts, police and corrections. The usual senario, Smith was abused as a child, uneducated, dicsriminated against, took drugs, got arrested every other week, went to prison, got a college degree, became respectable, etc. Add all that to the fact that he claimed he didn't do it, and somehow he automatically becomes the victim of society. Could have been a good book.

    2 of 16 people found this review helpful

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