Murder and Mystery in Greenwich, America's Wealthiest Commuinity

eBook - 2013
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Greenwich, Connecticut, also known as Greentown, has never recovered from the savage murder of fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley, whose battered body was discovered on the grounds of her home in the privileged enclave of Belle Haven on Halloween night in 1975. The immediate suspects were Thomas and Michael Skakel, nephews of Ethel Kennedy, who lived across the street. Until recently, no one was ever charged in the murder, and it went down as one of the legendary unsolved crimes of recent history. Dominick Dunne, who used the murder as the basis for his bestselling novel A Season in Purgatory, encouraged Tim to write Greentown, which, like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, uses a searing crime to probe the heart of a community looking for its soul. In Greenwich, heart and soul are corrupted by money and what it can buy--not just unimaginable material comforts, but protection from the law. This book, and Tim Dumas's dogged investigation, were instrumental in reviving the case, which led to the current indictment of Michael Skakel in the crime. Powerful, haunting, and beautifully written, with new material that covers Skakel?s conviction and the long-term aftermath of the crime, Greentown is a story about wealth in America and the nether side of the American dream.
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., [2013], ©2013
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781611459159
Branch Call Number: 364.15 Du
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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