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Search for the Strangler: My Hunt for Boston's Most Notorious Killer

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Originally published as "A Rose for Mary," this account by the nephew of the so-called Boston Strangler's last victim details his ten-year quest to find the real killer of 13 women in the early 1960s, and describes an unlikely alliance with the family of self-confessed murderer Albert DeSalvo. photos.
Mass Market Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Grand Central Publishing
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Mary Virginia
Mar 09, 2015 Mary Virginia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Makes you say hmmmm

It's especially interesting to read this in light of semi-recent developments establishing DeSalvo "definitively" as the killer of Mary Sullivan. I will never understand turf wars between groups of people supposedly working towards the same goal.
Fishface
Feb 07, 2016 Fishface rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime
I really liked this one, as a solid work of revisionist history and as a well-written true crime story. Argues that Albert De Salvo was not the Strangler, as most people believe. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Caitlin
Dec 18, 2014 Caitlin rated it it was amazing
Very well written/ told.
Billie Raven
Jan 31, 2015 Billie Raven rated it it was ok
Can't read this as Non-Fiction or Fiction.. so I gave up..
Joolz
Jul 28, 2011 Joolz rated it it was amazing
Very intriguing, jam packed with information about the murders, cover ups, and mystery that surrounds the story. Written by the nephew of the last alledged murdered victim, he wanted to the know the truth and he found it...mostly. This is such a small paperback, that im astounded by its content, you really wouldnt need to read any other books on the murders, it all here!
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Sep 04, 2016 SenoraG rated it it was amazing
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Great book, I was surprised and totally hooked. Read the full review on my blog Reading,Reading&Life
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Search for the Strangler 1 5 Jan 27, 2010 06:54PM  
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Casey Sherman made international headlines in 2001 with his re-investigation of the notorious Boston Strangler case. His crusade for the truth was chronicled in his best-selling true crime thriller, A Rose for Mary.
Sherman followed it up with his first novel, the action-packed adventure, Black Irish which also became a best-seller. The sequel to Black Irish called Black Dragon has just been releas
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