Perhaps the most compelling murder case of our day, the death of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey galvanized the nation - and years after it occurred, the mystery still endures. Who killed the young beauty queen and why? Who is covering up for whom, and who is simply lying? In JonBenet, the most authoritative and comprehensive study of the Ramsey murder, a former lead Boulder Police detective, Steve Thomas, explores the case in vivid and fascinating detail - pointing the way toward an analysis of the evidence some deem too shocking to consider.
Here, Thomas raises these and many other provocative questions:
How was the investigation botched from the beginning, and why did police so carelessly allow the crime scene to be tampered with?
Why were John and Patsy Ramsey protected from early questioning and any lie-detector tests, even though their stories and behavior were erratic, suspicious, and inconsistent?
Why was crucial evidence ignored, why were certain key witnesses unquestioned by detectives, and why were the Ramseys privy to sensitive information about the case and even police reports?
©2000 Steve Thomas and Don Davis (P)2016 Tantor
"From my investigation of the Ramsey murder, Steve Thomas was the lead detective on the case from the beginning and may know what happened better than anyone." (Lawrence Schiller, New York Times best-selling author)
Say something about yourself!
Started to drag about 3/4 of the way through...it's also a bit Bias, since the author was a lead investigator on the case.
Accountant addicted to Audiobooks. I was never a reader until I started my Audible Subscription.
Very interesting take one of the main investigators
Just the extreme disappointment no matter how much evidence against the parents for either committing the crime or at least covering it up for Burke the DA was unwilling to prosecute.
Felt like a very long book, but it was 2+ plus years of the detectives lives.
The narrator sounds like a robot. I wish Steve Thomas himself would have narrated the book.
This is the most thorough and compelling account of the Jon Benet Ramsey story I've ever read or watched..
Monotone computer robot.
"Interesting but flawed"
I have read widely about this tragic and yet - for those with an interest in the dynamics of true crime investigations - fascinating mystery. I was aware of the Steve Thomas angle and fully expecting this to be his own personal account. I can't deny someone right at the heart of the story their right to tell it how they saw it. I do t even fundamentally differ from him in terms of what I think could be a plausible scenario. This is an account worth listening to. However, I was disappointed with quite the extent to which this was partial. It descended into self worth, ranting and character assassination in places that can't do justice to Thomas' unique knowledge and perspective. I just lost a little respect for him in places to the extent that I did wonder if he honestly was capable of seeing beyond his initial conclusion. This is worth a listen but I would urge reading more widely also. Good, unobtrusive narration in the whole, though with a tendency to petulance/snideness in tone: one could almost feel the spirit of Thomas standing in the recording booth telling him to put more aggression into his tone!!
Was okay nothing I hadn't heard from the documentarys it's kind of boring in that way
"Genuine and heartfelt"
Frustrating - gripping - informative - uncompromising ... oh, and did I mention frustrating? Expert material, expertly delivered by the narrator, who did the author proud. More recent developments in the JonBenet case have done nothing to 'date' this material, rather add to it's fascination.
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