by Brian McGrory (Goodreads Author)
Deadly and deep-seated political conspiracies are nothing new to Jack Flynn, the popular lead reporter of the Boston "Record." But in "Strangled," he finds himself in the middle of a case that everyone thought had closed forty years ago -- the Boston Strangler. From the summer of 1962 to the winter of 1964, eleven women were strangled to death in their homes. The city had...more
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Atria Books
(first published 2007)
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A very serviceable and well-written Boston thriller, housed in the author's comfort zone (he is a newspaper reporter himself), so it unfolds with authenticity. I love the way McGrory writes (nice humor in the voice), but I am not inclined to read other books in his series. I have limited patience with non-law enforcement protagonists who are nevertheless smack in the middle of every case and are endlessly escaping attempts on their lives.
this book had an interesting subject in the Boston Strangler story, this guy seems to be one of those authors who cranks out tons of books about the same character and runs plot lines throughout multiple books. I found the writing to be kind of melodramatic and kind of crappy. my aunt gave me the book, and it was good(ish) and interesting in that the story is set in Boston and he references streets and neighborhoods etc. I think if I was from california and new nothing about boston I'd kind of h...more
This is a fictional account of an alternative theory about the Boston Strangler, who was thought to have beeen murdered in prison after confessing to murdering (by strangulation) many women in the Boston area. The book contends that it was someone else, who reappears after 40 years and starts strangling women again. I hope it's fictional anyway.
Brian McGrory is a longtime newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist. Born and raised in and around Boston, he went to college at Bates College in Maine. He worked for the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, the New Haven Register in Connecticut, and has written for and edited the Boston Globe since 1989. He has a twice weekly column that appears on the front of the metro section, for which he has won the...moreMore about Brian McGrory...