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Justice in the back room Hardcover – January 1, 1967

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 261 pages
  • Publisher: World Pub. Co; 1St Edition edition (1967)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006BQZDY
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,614,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Allen Jackson on February 20, 2013
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This great book covers, in great detail, primarily the Wylie-Hoffert ("Career Girls") murders of 1963 in NYC and the terrible ordeal gone through by the innocent, accused killer, George Whitmore, Jr., who was railroaded by crooked cops and at least one crooked D.A. And it covers the investigation (& wiretapping) and arrest of the real killer, Ricky Robles, along with his trial. Authored by the reporter, Selwyn Raab, who stayed on the case and was a key figure in getting justice for Whitmore.

This story was the one covered in the original Kojak series' pilot film, "The Marcus-Nelson Murders," which won the Emmy Award for Best TV movie in 1973. It's a great, life-changing film; and it's based primarily on this book.

For those interested in this case, this very detailed book is simply indispensable. And it has the advantage of being written in the moment--indeed, Whitmore's ordeal and incarceration lasted until about 1973, though this book was published in 1967, well after Robles was arrested and convicted.

This volume is a slice of history! Well-written and hard to put down.
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