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Strangled: Book summary and reviews of Strangled by Brian McGrory

Strangled

by Brian McGrory

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Strangled by Brian McGrory
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  • Published Feb 2007
    352 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Deadly and deep-seated political conspiracies are nothing new to Jack Flynn, the popular lead reporter of the Boston Record. But in Strangled, he finds himself in the middle of a case that everyone thought had closed forty years ago -- the Boston Strangler. From the summer of 1962 to the winter of 1964, eleven women were strangled to death in their homes. The city had been panic-stricken. Dog pounds were cleaned out. Locksmiths worked twenty-hour days. The streets emptied after dark. Single women set up phone trees to check on each other's safety. Then, a year after the eleventh murder, the city breathed a heavy sigh of relief when convicted sex offender Albert DeSalvo confessed to the killings. Eight years later, he was stabbed to death in prison, forever ridding the world of the man who had terrorized a city. Or so everyone thought.

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Those seeking a rich, compelling look at the possible return of a serial killer would do better to turn to Peter Straub's Blue Rose and its sequels." - PW.
"Though McGrory is himself a journalist (for The Boston Globe), his fictional journalist fails to convince, as does his re-energized Strangler. " - Kirkus.

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