The Mammoth Book of Celebrity Murders: Murder Played Out in the Spotlight of Maximum Publicity (Mammoth Books) Paperback – 26 May 2005
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Murder and the movie star - what really happens when the rich and famous are involved in criminal trials.
About the Author
Chris Ellis and Julie Ellis are true-crime researchers and co-authors of Killer Catchers (with Andy Owens), which details the use of new forensic techniques to solve murder cases.
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I thought I knew so much about some of these celebrity murders, but the insights you get from the authors shows you it all from a different angle.
The one which I remember most was the Vic Morrow death (and the 2 kids) on the set of The Twilight Zone. I always thought it was just an accident, not knowing it was an accident which could have been avoided. And that safety has to be paramount in whatever you do.
The authors don't waste a single word, they don't rely on sensationalism just the facts. As with the Marvin Gaye muder, I never knew some of the facts that have since come out in USA as to why it happened and how it happened. It covers Marilyn Monroe and JFK, John Lennon, Sharon Tate, and lesser known murders of people who we recognise from movies but really knew nothing about such as Sal Mineo (Rebel Without a Cause)
I found it felt in parts like I was a voyeur, and it felt uncomfortable to be reading it, but in the end it was a good book. I would recommend it
The detailing of how the press handled each case is what keeps this book fascinating and gives this book the much appreciative slant that most books of this ilk do not have.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book as it was one that I could not put down. even the cases I thought I knew a lot about gave me new facts to pondered. Well written and absolute gem.
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I found this book really interesting, like many of these books there's a lot of food for thought, I would recommend it.Published 9 months ago by Lorijane