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A Death in Belmont
By Sebastian Junger and Kevin Conway (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harperaudio
Publication date April 1, 2006
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060829957
ISBN-10 0060829958
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
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Original list price $34.95
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Summaries and Reviews
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. First serial, Vanity Fair. Simultaneous.
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In 1963, with the city of Boston already terrified by a series of savage crimes known as the Boston Stranglings, a murder occurred in the quiet suburb of Belmont, just a few blocks from the house of Sebastian Junger's family -- a murder that seemed to fit exactly the pattern of the Strangler. Roy Smith, a black man who had cleaned the victim's house that day, was arrested, tried, and convicted, but the terror of the Strangler continued.

Two years later, Albert DeSalvo, a handyman who had been working at the Jungers' home on the day of the Belmont murder, and had often spent time there alone with Sebastian and his mother, confessed in lurid detail to being the Boston Strangler.

This is the point of entry to Junger's first book-length project since The Perfect Storm: a narrowly averted tragedy for Junger's family opens out into an electrifying exploration of race and justice in America. By turns exciting and subtle, the narrative chronicles three lives that collide -- and are ultimately destroyed -- in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America. The power of the story and the brilliance of Junger's reporting place this book on the short shelf of classics beside In Cold Blood and Helter Skelter.

Read by Kevin Conway



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393059809
 
from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 7, 2006); titled "Death in Belmont"
9780393059809 | details & prices | 266 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.96 lbs | List price $23.95
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780007200061 Book cover for 9780061126666
 
New edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (May 1, 2007)
9780007200061 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.45
About: A compelling portrait of 1960s America that takes as its starting point the brutal events of 11 March 1963, the day on which the lives of three complete strangers -- a black handyman, an Italian-American carpenter and a second-generation Jewish housewife -- collided in the leafy Boston suburb of Belmont.
Reprint edition from Perennial (April 1, 2007)
9780060742690 | details & prices | 266 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $14.99
About: 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.
Large print edition from Harpercollins (June 1, 2006)
9780061126666 | details & prices | 387 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.23 lbs | List price $23.95
About: 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.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780060829957
 
from Harperaudio (May 1, 2006)
9780060737481 | details & prices | List price $29.95
About: 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 De Salvo, eventually confessed.
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With Kevin Conway (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (April 1, 2006)
9780060829957 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $34.95
About: 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 De Salvo, eventually confessed.
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 8, 2008)
9781439559390 | details & prices | 266 pages | List price $23.95

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