JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation
On Christmas night 1996, six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado, and the world became transfixed by the search for her killer. Steve Thomas, a former Boulder detective who was at the center of the investigation, takes the reader on a step-by-step investigator's journey and reveals facts and information known only by the cops...more
A real inside look at what happened
This is the fourth book I've read on the Jon Benét case and easily the best one.
Former Boulder police Det. Steve Thomas, who was one of the chief investigators in the Ramsey case, does not mince words here and leaves the reader with no doubt about who killed Jon Benét. He also makes it abundantly clear why the case never went to trial and why it is highly unlikely that i ...more
Thomas was the lead detective on the Ramsey case and he makes it clear that things were messed up beyond belief even bef ...more
For what it's worth, Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet's mother, is now slee ...more
Any true crime book written by someone actually involved in the investigation are always the be ...more
On Christmas night in 1996, six year old Jon Benet Ramsey was murdered. If we believe Thomas' clearly outlined reasons why he knows the parents were involved, then we also know that she died from a severe blunt force injury to the skull, and was strangled simply to ensure that she was really dead.
Clear evidence supported his beliefs that in a fit of rage, Patsy Ramsey ...more
For those that read it, did you not understand that this book had so many discrepancies? This man investigated one murder in his career. This one. Everyone is wrong but him. He clearly has an axe to grind and he is making the case. He should have seriously stayed in Narcotics and not Homicide.
This is a terrible book.
Steve Thomas. Where do I begin? The bias is strong here people. This man has made up his mind about who the killers are and it’ ...more
According to Steve Thomas, every step towards investigating the Ramseys was blocked by the DA. While I believe the case shouldn't solely focus on the parents, it is difficult to completely rule them out when the body was found in their basement.
Added to that is t ...more
For the next ...more
The worst part of this review is that there will be no spoilers. If you need closure when you read a book, this is not the book for you. If you want justice for a 6 year old murdered child, this is NOT the book for you.
In spite of everyone coming to the same conclusion *cough* PATSY *cough* about the case suspect, there will never be closure.
Steve Thomas makes for a wonderful author and detective. As the lead detective ...more
Steve Thomas was a detective on the JonBenet case and he brings us through the entire murder investigation, detailing the missteps of both the Boulder Police Department and the DA's office - as well as a bit of history on the DA's office. Here's what I came away with ... if I'm a criminal, I'm moving to Boul ...more
Now I'm off to read anything and everything I can about the case.
I'm sure you all remember the murder that shocked America in 1996. The killing of 6 year old pageant queen, JonBenét Ramsey in her own house on Christmas Day. 18 years later and the killer still has not be found... Many details about this case have left me wondering for years, why would someone leave a ransom note if the child was already killed? Why were there so many specifics in the note if it wasn't the family or someone close ...more
I will say that this book is thorough and the evidence presented is compelling. My o ...more
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Thomas was born in 1952 in Pomona, California as the oldest of six children. His father used to buy and renovate old houses in order to support the g ...more