• Murder of the Banker's Daughter

  • The Killing of Marion Parker, A True Crime Short
  • By: R. Barri Flowers
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • 3.4 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Murder of the Banker's Daughter

By: R. Barri Flowers
Narrated by: Angel Clark
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From award-winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the best-selling author of “Murder in the Pencil Factory” and The Sex Slave Murders, comes a powerful new historical true crime short, Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker.

On December 15, 1927, 12-year-old Marion Parker, daughter of a prominent banker was brazenly abducted from her junior high school in Los Angeles, California, in a bizarre ransom and revenge scheme. Two days later, the girl's dismembered remains were left behind by a brutal killer, destroying a family and unnerving the entire city.

This caused pandemonium as the perpetrator managed to evade immediate capture, leading to a manhunt by authorities unlike any in recent memory. The horror of the crime was reminiscent of one fourteen years earlier involving 13-year-old Mary Phagan, who was murdered at a pencil factory in Atlanta, and five years later when the 20-month-old son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh was abducted from the family's New Jersey home and brutally slain.

The killer of Marion Parker was identified as former bank messenger William Edward Hickman, a nineteen year old with a score to settle and an appetite for killing.

The career criminal's capture, trial, and ultimate fate captured the public's imagination, while putting attention on the age-old vulnerability of children in this country targeted by child predators and the often tragic consequences that rings true to this day.

Included with the story are bonus excerpts of R. Barri Flowers’ best-selling true crime shorts, "Murder at the Pencil Factory" and "Mass Murder in the Sky", as well as an excerpt of the author's internationally bestselling true crime book, The Sex Slave Murders.

©2014 R. Barri Flowers (P)2014 R. Barri Flowers

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Not just another true crime story

Murder of the Banker’s Daughter; I thought this was very interesting. The narrator was easy to listen to and it felt as if the story was on a news magazine, like Dateline, instead of a novel. It is also short enough to listen to in a single sitting which is a good thing sometimes. I would recommend this book to someone looking for an interesting short read.