"Stunning, riveting." --Linda Fairstein
"Tanenbaum knows this territory better than anyone." –Linda Fairstein
It was a muggy summer day when Janice Wylie and Emily Hoffert were murdered in their apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Months passed before police arrested George Whitmore, Jr., and he confessed to the crime. But his incarceration would entail a host of shocking law enforcement missteps and cover-ups. In this first insider's account, New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum delivers a page-turning real-life thriller about this historic case--from the brutal crime to the wrenching conviction, which forever reformed the American justice system.
"A true crime classic, brilliantly written and unfailingly riveting." --Vincent Bugliosi
"Thrilling and insightful." –Publishers Weekly
"A nonfiction murder mystery, an intriguing saga." --Kirkus ReviewsWith 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Robert K. Tanenbaum is the author of thirty books twenty-seven novels and three nonfiction books: "Badge of the Assassin", the true account of his investigation and trials of self-proclaimed members of the Black Liberation Army who assassinated two NYPD police officers;"The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer"; and "Echoes of My Soul, "the true story of a shocking double murder that resulted in the DA exonerating an innocent man while searching for the real killer. The case was cited by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren in the famous "Miranda "decision. He is one of the most successful prosecuting attorneys, having never lost a felony trial and convicting hundreds of violent criminals. He was a special prosecution consultant on the Hillside strangler case in Los Angeles and defended Amy Grossberg in her sensationalized baby death case. He was Assistant District Attorney in New York County in the office of legendary District Attorney Frank Hogan, where he ran the Homicide Bureau, served as Chief of the Criminal Courts, and was in charge of the DA s legal staff training program.He served as Deputy Chief counsel for the Congressional Committee investigation into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also served two terms as mayor of Beverly Hills and taught Advanced Criminal Procedure for four years at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, and has conducted continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for practicing lawyers in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tanenbaum attended the University of California at Berkeley on a basketball scholarship, where he earned a B.A. He received his law degree (J.D.) from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Visit RobertKTanenbaumBooks.com.