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Fatal Tryst: Who Killed the Minister and the Choir Singer?

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I began to explore the question of who killed the minister and the choir singer more than four years ago, after completing Murdered in Jersey, published by Rutgers University Press in 1994 and updated in 1997. What I learned in that search is the subject of Fatal Tryst. My book attempts to sort out the known facts of the Hall-Mills case, examine the phy
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 31st 1999 by Home Run Press (first published February 1999)
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Eric Oppen
Oct 28, 2015 Eric Oppen rated it really liked it
For many years, the definitive book about the Hall-Mills case was William Kunstler's offering. While Kunstler covered the known facts well, his solution to the crime (the Klan did it) did not fit the known facts of the case, nor was it at all characteristic of the Klan's operations in New Jersey. Unlike in the South and Southwest, the Northern Klan was not usually violent. Kunstler's solution was far likelier to be the product of his own then preoccupation with the ongoing Civil Rights movement ...more
Barb
Jul 12, 2008 Barb rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: crime and mystery readers; people who like history
Recommended to Barb by: a coworker
You definitely don't need the "CSI Effect" to know the police and prosecution blew this case from the moment the bodies were found. It's fairly clear the minister's brother- in-law pulled the trigger, even with the other theories put forth in the book.
Kris
Dec 19, 2007 Kris rated it it was ok
Interesting, lots of detail, but a little dry. I'd say 2.5 stars, but that wasn't an option.
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