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In Search of Mattie Hackett: A True Maine Unsolved Murder Mystery Paperback – May 14, 2010
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Also learned (from the book) that my g-g grandfather was on the investigative jury. My Mom reminded me that our grandmother was on the Readfield Telephone switchboard the night Mattie Hackett was murdered. So the personal connection made it more interesting for me too. I was surprised to learn that (from all appearances) the author did not visit Readfield or interview any of the older residents. He mentioned the murder has faded from memory of Readfield people. Not true - some people who have lived in Readfield all their lives are still talking about the Mattie Hackett murder - and telling young people the story as well. The only modern picture was a "Google Earth" type picture of the location. No pictures of Mattie's gravestone - which I have seen at Readfield Corner Cemetery nor of the other locations mentioned as they look today. Did include poor quality pictures from old newspaper articles -mostly of the people involved. Bottom line - enjoyed the book and glad I read it! Thank you Mr. Spooner for diving into this story!