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A Death in Belmont

Sebastian Junger

In 1963, with the city of Boston already terrified by a series of savage crimes known as the Boston Stranglings, a murder occurred in the quiet suburb of Belmont, just a few blocks from the house of Sebastian Junger's family -- a murder that seemed to fit exactly the pattern of the Strangler. Roy Smith, a black man who had cleaned the victim's house that day, was arrested, tried, and convicted, but the terror of the Strangler continued. Two years later, Albert DeSalvo, a handyman who had been working at the Jungers' home on the day of the Belmont murder, and had often spent time there alone with Sebastian and his mother, confessed in lurid detail to being the Boston Strangler. This is the point of entry to Junger's first book-length project since The Perfect Storm: a narrowly averted tragedy for Junger's family opens out into an electrifying exploration of race and justice in America. By turns exciting and subtle, the narrative chronicles three lives that collide -- and are ultimately destroyed -- in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America. The power of the story and the brilliance of Junger's reporting place this book on the short shelf of classics beside In Cold Blood and Helter Skelter. Read by Kevin Conway

In 1963, with the city of Boston already terrified by a series of savage crimes known as the Boston Stranglings, a murder occurred in the quiet suburb of Belmont, just a few blocks from the house of Sebastian Junger's family -- a murder that seemed to fit exactly the pattern of the Strangler. Roy Smith, a black man who had cleaned the victim's house that day, was arrested, tried, and convicted, but the terror of the Strangler continued. Two years later, Albert DeSalvo, a handyman who had been working at the Jungers' home on the day of the Belmont murder, and had often spent time there alone with Sebastian and his mother, confessed in lurid detail to being the Boston Strangler. This is the point of entry to Junger's first book-length project since The Perfect Storm: a narrowly averted tragedy for Junger's family opens out into an electrifying exploration of race and justice in America. By turns exciting and subtle, the narrative chronicles three lives that collide -- and are ultimately destroyed -- in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America. The power of the story and the brilliance of Junger's reporting place this book on the short shelf of classics beside In Cold Blood and Helter Skelter. Read by Kevin Conway
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Genres:

True Crime

Description:

In 1963, with the city of Boston already terrified by a series of savage crimes known as the Boston Stranglings, a murder occurred in the quiet suburb of Belmont, just a few blocks from the house of Sebastian Junger's family -- a murder that seemed to fit exactly the pattern of the Strangler. Roy Smith, a black man who had cleaned the victim's house that day, was arrested, tried, and convicted, but the terror of the Strangler continued. Two years later, Albert DeSalvo, a handyman who had been working at the Jungers' home on the day of the Belmont murder, and had often spent time there alone with Sebastian and his mother, confessed in lurid detail to being the Boston Strangler. This is the point of entry to Junger's first book-length project since The Perfect Storm: a narrowly averted tragedy for Junger's family opens out into an electrifying exploration of race and justice in America. By turns exciting and subtle, the narrative chronicles three lives that collide -- and are ultimately destroyed -- in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America. The power of the story and the brilliance of Junger's reporting place this book on the short shelf of classics beside In Cold Blood and Helter Skelter. Read by Kevin Conway

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin Conway

Length:

8h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:24