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A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger
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Sep 01, 11

Read from August 25 to September 01, 2011

This is a book about the Boston strangler, written by the author of The Perfect Storm. I really like his writing style and it reminded me of Erik Larsen and The Devil in the White City. It keeps you on your toes and interweaves a lot of history and sociological background, which I really loved. I think readers familiar with the Boston area would enjoy it even more b/c the setting would be that much more familiar to them. Some scenes are grisly but I don’t know how one would write a historically accurate book on this topic without doing this. Author’s mother had a personal run-in with the strangler (he was a handyman in their house for a number of months, all during the time of the murders) which makes the connection all the more gripping.

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