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A Simple Act of Murder

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  117 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews

On November 22, 1963, a murder was committed in Dallas, Texas. The victim happened to be the president of the United States. More than forty years later, the case remains unsolved.

Nearly 80 percent of the American people don't believe that John F. Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman, and the House Assassinations Committee has found that the president was "assassinate

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Hardcover, 232 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 2006)
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Stephanie
Mar 23, 2008 Stephanie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
I hated it. I recall vividly hearing the discussions on Mort Sahl's late-night show with Mark Lane, after he wrote Rush to Judgment, and wondering if we'd EVER know the truth about this murder. And in my guilty-pleasure-true-crime reading, I'd read a couple of things by Fuhrman and thought maybe he'd dig up something to send me toward one or the other of the theories (CIA? Mafia? LBJ?)

but no. He just looks at the whole forensic file about the magic bullet and concludes that it was a lone gunman
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Lori
Jun 18, 2009 Lori rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surely Mark Fuhrman knew that analyzing the JFK assasination would bring him a great deal of naysayers and boobirds. But he did just that, with "A Simple Act of Murder". Despite the massive volume of text previously written and the sheer number of pictures, reenactments, scientific studies, etc., Mr. Fuhrman's tome is a relatively slim 240 pages - - not nearly as awe inspiring or threatening as Gerald Posner's "Case Closed".
Fuhrman attacks the questions head on. First, was Lee Harvey Oswald inv
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Marianne Jay
Being 6 years old the year JFK died I remember bits and pieces of that event. I remember them announcing that he died over the intercom in school and I also remember my dad jumping up and screaming OMG they shot him when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald

Through the years I have listened to the conspiracy theories and wondered if there was any validity to them - but Mark Furhman puts a lot of things into perspective. If Mark Furman was around in 1963 we would have had nary a whisper of conspiracy
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Cindy
Jan 15, 2008 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kim, Joy, Shannon, Kathi, Nancy
Single gunman, conspiracy...will we ever know the truth? Mark Fuhrman writes over my head with bullet trajectory, but his skill as a detective is apparent once again. Whether you are convinced after reading, I will let you decide, but whatever you decide, we as a nation were never the same after this horrific event.
Gabriel
Jul 25, 2012 Gabriel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it was amazing! I don't know much about the assassination of the late president John F. Kennedy until i have read this book. Which gave me much information about the assassination which amuses so much. great work!
Jason Dikes
Feb 06, 2012 Jason Dikes rated it really liked it
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OJ DID IT!

haha just kidding.

Furhman disputes the Magic Bullet. However, that does mean he advocates two shooters. Furhman believes that first shot hit JFK in the back and exited his throat, the second shot hit Governor Connally and the third is the kill shot. Seems plausible.
Arlene
Oct 31, 2013 Arlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Mark Fuhrman's (Detective of OJ Simpson fame) account of the assassination of President Kennedy. He's basically of the opinion through research and evidence that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
Rae
Aug 10, 2009 Rae rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nothing remarkable here. Fuhrman looks at the assassination evidence like a detective would and concludes that Oswald probably acted alone. Even he can't explain that "magic single bullet" though. And that's what really bugs me. The jury's still out in my mind.
Sharon
May 28, 2010 Sharon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't say I agree with Mark Fuhrman's assessment.
Amber Geronsin
Nov 14, 2013 Amber Geronsin rated it did not like it
It's ok if you believe Lee Harvey Oswald did it but I believe it was a conspiracy.
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Former LAPD detective, true crime writer and talk radio host.

He is primarily known for his part in the investigation of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman and his subsequent felony conviction for perjury.
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