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Blood and Money: The Classic True Story of Murder, Passion, and Power by [Thompson, Thomas]
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“Un-put-downable.” —People
 
“Thompson’s uncanny skill at evoking a sense of place still had the power to shock me years after I read Blood and Money. . . . Remarkable.” —Ann Rule, bestselling author of The Stranger Beside Me
 
“An extraordinary book. So absorbing and so suspenseful that even the most jaded reviewer will find it difficult to put down. In comparison, In Cold Blood seems shallow.” —TheWashington Post Book World
 
“A thoroughly absorbing epic of revenge. It has, as they say, everything—from gossip to grisliness, from savagery to suspense.” —The New York Times
 
“Required reading.” —Houston Chronicle
 
“A brilliant work of reportage.” —Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove
 
“Thompson has done a terrific job on this gaudy story, which can hardly be surpassed for crass opulence, crude energy, and morbid fascination.” —Newsweek
 
“The most gripping reading of the year.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“A massive, detailed book . . . [that] reads like a novel. . . . Thompson has, one feels, presented it fairly, dispassionately and skillfully. He may have a bestseller on his hands.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“The most complex and interesting of any Texas murder except the Kennedy assassination. Thompson has done a superb job.” —Dallas Times Herald
 
“The legal reverberations of these events are still sounding through the Texas courtrooms. A formidable nonfiction thriller.” —San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Thompson covers every twist, turn and dark secret of the sordid tale.” —Time
 
“The best [true crime book] I’ve read.” —Roger Ebert, bestselling author of Life Itself
 
“[Thompson’s] most assured and ambitious book . . . A drama as tight as a sudden adhesive tape over your mouth in bed. Nondecaffeinated all-night reading.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
“The high society of Houston’s ultra rich is the setting of a spellbinding account of a mysterious death and the bizarre consequences set in motion by the murderous grudge it produced. A variegated, brilliantly woven documentary.” —Library Journal
 
“The suspense is continuous. What happens in terms of the law, punishment, and death could, finally, perhaps only happen in real life. Stunning.” —Publishers Weekly
 

About the Author

Thomas Thompson (1933–1982) was a bestselling author and one of the finest investigative journalists of his era. Born in Forth Worth, Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and began his career at the Houston Press. He joined Life as an editor and staff writer in 1961 and covered many major news stories for the magazine, including the assassination of John F. Kennedy. As Paris bureau chief, Thompson reported on the Six-Day War and was held captive by the Egyptian government along with other Western journalists. His first two books—Hearts (1971), about the rivalry between two famous Houston cardiovascular surgeons, and Richie (1973), the account of a Long Island father who killed his drug-addicted son—established Thompson’s reputation as an originator, along with Truman Capote, of the “nonfiction novel.” In 1976, Thompson published Blood and Money, an investigation into the deaths of Texas socialite Joan Robinson Hill and her husband, John Hill. It sold four million copies in fourteen languages and won the Edgar Award and the Texas Institute of Letters prize for best nonfiction book. To research Serpentine (1979), an account of convicted international serial killer Charles Sobhraj, Thompson flew around the world three times and spent two years in Asia. His other books include Lost! (1975), a true story of shipwreck and survival, and the novel Celebrity (1982), a six-month national bestseller. Among numerous other honors, Thompson received the National Headliner Award for investigative reporting and the Sigma Delta Chi medallion for distinguished magazine writing.
 

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  • File Size: 2178 KB
  • Print Length: 484 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (December 13, 2016)
  • Publication Date: December 13, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NBJYHPW
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