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The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed Hardcover – June 3, 2014
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About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Jay Margolis is a noted Marilyn Monroe biographer and investigative reporter who graduated from the University of Southern California summa cum laude (and did so a year early). Margolis became a Jesse Unruh Research Scholar for his distinguished paper on African American Reparations. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Richard Buskin is a New York Times bestselling author and freelance journalist who specializes in film, music, television, and pop culture. His articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, and among the thirty nonfiction books that he has written are biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, Whitney Houston, and Sheryl Crow. A native of London, England, he lives in Chicago, Illinois.
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There is very little narrative thread to this book, which instead reads like a random dump from a reporter's notebook. There are lots of repeated statements, statements presented without context, and random sequencing of information and claims.
A look at just the first two paragraphs of the whole book will give a great sense of the problem:
"In 1983, Peter Lawford discussed his friend Marilyn Monroe at length with biographer C. David Heymann for the latter's biography on Jackie Kennedy. Apparently, out of deep guilt (he had always held himself responsible for her death), Lawford conceded to having been part of a conspiracy to murder Marilyn Monroe, labeling himself a co-conspirator along with his brother-in-law Bobby Kennedy and Marilyn's psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson. The secret was kept all these years and the public was deceived into believing that Monroe's death was accidental.
"Natalie Trundy, Jacobs' twenty-one-year-old girlfriend at the time, told biographer Anthony Summers that shortly after 10:30 p.m., Arthur 'went to Marilyn's house, and I don't think I saw him for two days. He had to fudge the press.' Marilyn's close friend and former publicist, Rupert Allan, told biographers Harry Brown and Patte Barham, 'It was carefully done and beautifully executed ... It was decided to play up the "accidental death" scenario but none of us believed it.' "
OK, there's some really juicy stuff there, but these two paragraphs present three separate and seemingly unrelated partial accounts of circumstances surrounding Monroe's death. What is the relationship between these three accounts? Does it matter? Who is Natalie Trundy, and what is her significance to the story? And who the hell are "Jacobs" (no first name given) and "Arthur" (no last name given)? Are they one and the same person? Good luck trying to piece all of this stuff together into a coherent picture!
Of course further investigations would be necessary. This review is merely theoretical. This book is a good starting point
Know what really happened. In this book, the author Starts & ends with detective view of what happened . Answers some Questions & makes you think about who what & when ; of all alleged suspected it still lets you decide. IT definitely WAS a
MURDER & I bet I know WHO & WHY &
HOW ...but you must read to figure out