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Dead Girls

3.15  ·  Rating Details ·  104 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A fictionalized look behind the scenes of the investigation of the real "Career Girl" murders in New York City in 1963. Most of the focus is on the young African American man who was coerced into pleading guilty.
Kindle Edition, 102 pages
Published April 11th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services
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Susan
Oct 07, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
This novella length ebook is based on a true story, but reads like fiction. It begins in 1964 with the tragic murder of two young women – Janice Wylie and Emily Hoffert – in their New York apartment. The girls were bound, gagged and viciously stabbed to death in a crime which became known as, “The Career Girls Murders.” Two pretty, intelligent, white girls in a nice area, killed in a city which was already suffering increased racial tension ignited a terrible miscarriage of justice.

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Rebecca Martin
May 05, 2013 Rebecca Martin rated it it was ok
I'm not really sure why this book was written. The premise is interesting--go behind the headlines to give psychological life to the people who were involved (as family members, as investigators, as suspects) in this horrifyingly brutal pair of murders. But this book is very short and it really only illuminates the early investigation in any detail. The rest is passed over quickly. Much of the material is taken from trial documents, newspapers, and so on, but the whole thing needed to be flushed ...more
Crimmas
May 23, 2013 Crimmas rated it really liked it
A horrific crime is pinned on someone completely unrelated, more out of racism and incompetence than anything else. There are some fictional elements to the story but for the most part it stays true. Good read.
Francis M.
Feb 04, 2015 Francis M. rated it it was amazing
This was a very quick read.... The Career Girls, was a crime that happened around the time that Dr. King got killed, that's was to me the beginning of high crime, especially when it comes to the African Americans around this time. Let alone that racism was already a huge issue even in NYC... The girls were women from great family found slaughtered in their home in NYC. What gets me so mad about this story is how these cops make George confess to something that he didn't even do, just to please ...more
Pambo
Jun 17, 2013 Pambo rated it really liked it
This was a fictional account of a true story. Two career girls were murdered in New York on the same day as Martin Luther King, Jr's "I have a Dream " speech in Washington , DC. After a horrible set of events, the police are sure their have the right man...and force him to agree with their suspicions. It's a rough "confession".

I really enjoyed Mr. German's writing, however, the ending seemed...short.
Manda
Aug 16, 2013 Manda rated it liked it
A little over the top with the fictionalisation, and vague on the details that I personally would have found interesting, but nonetheless an easy and entertaining read.
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