• The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1

  • The Man Who Got Away
  • By: Lise Pearlman
  • Narrated by: Lise Pearlman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1

By: Lise Pearlman
Narrated by: Lise Pearlman
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Publisher's summary

Astonishingly more key evidence is accessible today than was presented at the death penalty trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the kidnap/murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. You get to judge for yourself who committed the "crime of the century". 

This shocking but true story is told in dozens of short, riveting chapters you can't put down. In the depths of the Depression, millions worldwide followed every twist and turn of the Lindbergh baby kidnap/murder. Yet what was reported was largely fake news. Nearly a century after undocumented immigrant Bruno Richard Hauptmann was executed for the dastardly crime, questions still linger. 

If the wrong man was convicted, who did it? When? Why? Where? How? The shocking answers this audiobook suggests have eluded all prior authors. Extensive research into dusty archives yielded crucial forensic evidence never before analyzed. Listeners are invited to reexamine "the crime of the century" with fresh eyes focused on a key suspect - a slim man with a fedora partially obscuring his face, who was spotted with a ladder in his car near the Lindberghs' driveway that fateful night. The police let an insider who fit that description oversee the entire investigation - the boy's father, international hero Charles Lindbergh. 

Abuse of power, amorality, and xenophobia all feature in this saga set in an era dominated by white supremacists and social Darwinists. If Lindbergh was Suspect No. 1, the man who got away, what was his motive? Who else was involved? Who helped cover up the crime? Listen to this audiobook, and judge for yourself.

©2020 Lise Pearlman (P)2021 Lise Pearlman

Critic reviews

"Myth-smashing, beautifully written, powerfully argued." (Lloyd Gardner)

"Shocking.... Well-documented.... Highly plausible." (Dr. William M. Bass)

"Expertly researched.... Superbly crafted.... Must-read." (Greg Ahlgren & Stephen Monier)