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The Resource A death in Belmont, Sebastian Junger

A death in Belmont, Sebastian Junger

Label
A death in Belmont
Title
A death in Belmont
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Junger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo--the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes--is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide--and ultimately are destroyed--in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.--From publisher description
Summary
Documents the events surrounding the early 1960s serial murder case of the Boston Strangler, recounting how an innocent African-American housekeeper was hastily convicted and how the actual killer, carpenter Albert DeSalvo, eventually confessed
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award for Nonfiction, 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
197471
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.152/3097444
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6534.B43
LC item number
J86 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
A death in Belmont, Sebastian Junger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Norton, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-263).
Control code
4227185
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
xi, 266, 20 p.
Isbn
9780060742690
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123077237
  • (OCoLC)123077237
Label
A death in Belmont, Sebastian Junger
Publication
Note
Originally published: Norton, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-263).
Control code
4227185
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
xi, 266, 20 p.
Isbn
9780060742690
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123077237
  • (OCoLC)123077237

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