Moonlight Murder on Lovers' Lane

Moonlight Murder on Lovers' Lane

eBook - 2012
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He was a handsome and charismatic local minister; she was the church choir's beautiful soprano soloist. In 1922 they were found together, brutally murdered, along a secluded lane in New Brunswick, New Jersey--a popular spot for lovers' trysts. Each of the victims was married--to someone else. And although the police believed this would be an easy case to crack, it became one of the most high-profile unsolved crimes of the decade.At first, the primary suspects seemed obvious--the betrayed wife and husband of the slain lovers. The minister's wife was one of the town's wealthiest and most socially prominent citizens; the soprano's husband was a man of modest means, working as the church sexton. But as the investigation progressed, new suspects were uncovered and key eyewitness testimony was found to be false--deepening the mystery surrounding the murders.Combining elements of adultery, wealth and social prominence, revenge, a long and colorful list of suspects, and conflicting political agendas, this case dominated New York newspaper coverage in its time. It was said to have played a part in inspiring F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. And today, it remains an intriguing mystery--inspiring continued debate.Dr. Katherine Ramsland outlines the major and more obscure theories regarding the killer's identity in fascinating detail--and uncovers compelling new evidence that has yet to be considered in investigations.
Publisher: New York : RosettaBooks, 2012
ISBN: 9780795326073
Branch Call Number: 364.15 Ra
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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