Graysmith's book provides the basic story in more generous detail than anyone else this century, and he should be credited for that, however, as one who is also familiar with the case I was disappointed to see him swallowing the defense's position that Theodore was innocent. Then that business about Jack the Ripper being responsible: Ooo, I cringe. Even Graysmith's title "The Bell Tower" signals trouble, for anyone who's ever seen the newspaper drawings on the story knows there was no bell up there. Crime writer Colin Wilson made the same error. In 1895 the steeple was ominously referred to by reporters as "the place where no bell ever tolled." That's the reason no one bothered to go up there for the ten days that it took to find Blanch Lamont's body. And one last thing, for now, Blanch Lamont's tombstone does not use the "Blanche" spelling Graysmith uses for her name. But don't get me wrong, you should still buy the book. The Durrant case was the most interesting murder story San Francisco experienced at the turn of the century. In fact, it virtually brought this city to a halt.