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Lovers' Lane by Rick Geary
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Aug 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: read-ya, read-true-crime, read-graphic-novels
Read in August, 2012

This is Rick Geary's latest entry in his Treasury of XXth Century Murder graphic true crime series, which I just love. I'd always heard of this case referred to as "the minister and the choir girl," and, in fact, there's a newish adult book out with that title (which I now must read). Geary has here summed up the New Jersey crime nicely with his droll black and white illustrations and succinct text. A married minister was having an affair with one of his married choir girls. One evening they're murdered during a tryst on a deserted country lane. This is another one of those cases which resulted in no conclusive proof that any one individual committed the crime, and one wishes that modern forensics had been around then (1922). Teens should love this graphic novel-like series; it may even spur them on to adult reading. Highly recommended.
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