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Schiller has a knack for distilling context and meaning from violent crime. He partnered with Norman Mailer on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Executioner's Song and was O.J. Simpson's choice of confidante for I Want to Tell You. (From there, he went on to write the definitive story of the Simpson defense, American Tragedy.) For Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, Schiller and researcher Charles Brennan conducted more than 500 interviews, examining the exculpatory evidence from every conceivable point of view to create a fascinating portrait of what happens when tragedy strikes in paradise. There are no easy answers, no simple outs; the murder of JonBenét Ramsey remains unsolved. --Patrizia DiLucchio
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town tells the story of a city at war with itself: the bitter struggle between John and Patsy Ramsey and local law enforcement; the clash between the District Attorney and the Boulder police; and the tabloid media that has taken upon itself the responsibility of issuing blame. The reader is drawn into the maelstrom of the heated arguments and rapid-fire events surrounding the investigation--the anguish, the blunders, the rivalries, the jealousies, and the peripheral victims on every side.
As he did in American Tragedy, Lawrence Schiller thoroughly re-creates every aspect of this complex case in a powerful, spellbinding story drawn from recorded interviews with investigators, prosecutors, law enforcement members and their confidants, and members of the Ramsey family themselves. He uncovers the mysteries that have bewildered the nation for more than two years. Why were the Ramseys, the target of the investigation, able to obtain knowledge of critical evidence in the case and control the direction of a police inquiry? Can the answer to the murder be found in the pen and writing pad used for the ransom note? Was it possible for an intruder to have killed JonBenét that night? And what did the Ramseys tell the police and the District Attorney in more than twenty hours of questioning?
Beyond these revelations and hundreds more, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town is a brilliant portrait of an inscrutable family thrust under the spotlight of public suspicion and an affluent, tranquil city torn apart by a crime it was not prepared to deal with. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, this is a tour de force that will be read for years to come.
I STILL have NOT been able to get this Kindle book order sent to me. Under Orders, It just has information and how to view invoice, etc. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was my first JBR book. It was well written and closed with a balance of blaming no one for an unsolved murder. That was the right approach for this book.Published 1 month ago by Teddy L. Boulden
Still don't know who killed her. Many unanswered questions. I doubt we will ever know the truth.
This book is just ok. It is LOOONG and much of it needed serious editing. It stops in the early 2000's so nothing is new. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Mr. Schiller was very cozy with John and Patsy Ramsey and his book was disjointed in covering a lot of irrelevant material and coming to no real conclusion as to who most likely... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Outstanding! Book was in pristine condition. Super fast shipping. Many thanks.PatPublished 6 months ago by Patricia A. Gallagher
The book seems well writen,but kind disappointed on the condition,plus it smells of lightly of smoke.Published 8 months ago by barbara borent
Schiller at his usual best. All the details I expect and more. I was dissatisfied with the end, but that certainly wasn't the fault of the book.Published 8 months ago by Illona R. Sher