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Unsolved: Great Mysteries of the 20th Century-Kirk Wilson

  • Title: Unsolved: Great Mysteries of the 20th Century
  • Author: Kirk Wilson
  • Released: 1990-02-01
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  • Pages: 264
  • ISBN: 0881844705
  • ISBN13: 978-0881844702
  • ASIN: 0881844705

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From Library Journal Of the ten cases summarized here, the three which comprise more than half the book--the JFK assassination, the murder of Jimmy Hoffa, and the death of Marilyn Monroe--arguably could be considered solved. Few of the remaining cases--Harry Oakes, Serge Rubinstein, Claus Von Bulow, T. Cullen Davis, John Hill, Helen Brach, and Lord Lucan--are as puzzling as, for example, the cases of the Zodiac or Green River killers. Except for the Brach disappearance, these stories have been told more thoroughly and better elsewhere. Although Wilson mentions consulting 50 books, there is no bibliography. Considering the popularity of such TV shows as Unsolved Mysteries , however, this book will have some appeal.
- Gregor A. Preston, Univ. of California Lib., Davis
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review "A solid fix for crime addicts--thought through with Holmesian passion."
--Kirkus

"Well written and well researched...highly recommended. (The) wry writing makes this a superior anthology."
--Booklist

"Wilson documents ten fabulous crimes in his well-researched account. A provocative, probing work."
--Library Journal

"A fabulous book...these masterfully recounted stories are alternately fascinating, surprising, suspenseful."
--Times Record News pdf
 
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