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Greentown: Murder and Mystery in Greenwich, America's Wealthiest Community

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Martha Moxley haunts Greenwich, Connecticut. The battered body of the pretty and popular fifteen-year-old girl was discovered on Halloween in 1975 in the exclusive Greenwich neighborhood of Belle Haven, where she lived. She had been bludgeoned to death on the front lawn of her home the night before - known in the town as "Mischief Night." In the days immediately following ...more
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published April 27th 1998 by Arcade Publishing
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On a night in October 1975, fifteen year old Martha Moxley was brutally murdered in the front yard of her home in a wealthy suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut. Timothy Dumas, a former editor at the Greenwich News takes the reader back to that time, and presents a riveting story of murder and the frustrating search for justice in a community where money, power, and political connections all combined to prevent authorities from investigating their prime suspect, Thomas Skakel, the nephew of Ethel Sk ...more
Tragic, terrible, frustrating, outrageous, maddening, incredible... these are a few descriptors for this horrific murder which is recounted in Dumas' book. I found it a fascinating read even though I'm somewhat familiar with the case from other books and documentaries. If you are interested in this perplexing case, I recommend this book.

4 stars

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= Horrid waste of time
= May be enjoyable to some, but not me
= I am glad I read it
= Very enjoyable and something I'd recommen
Tells the story of the death of Martha Moxley, a pretty young teenager who is found brutally murdered one night in Greenwich CT. I read this a while back, and since then there have been many developments in this case, notably the supposed admission by Michael Skakel (a Kennedy relation) that he committed the crime.
I wanted to read this because hubby is distantly related to Martha Moxley. After having read Mark Furhman's book on the Moxley murder several times I have to say this one had some details that I didnt know but I liked the other book better.
To much history of the Norse who discovered the area and their bad fortune. The attempt to show that Greenwich is curse is a bit of a stretch. Interesting read otherwise!
Good overview of the murder case of Martha Moxley in Connecticut in 1975. Published before trial and conviction of Michael Skakel.
Very good book on the history of the Moxley murder.
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