If you are a regular follower of my Blog…you will know that I’ve been an avid reader all of my life. About five years ago I developed an interest in the genre of courtroom drama and have since read all of books written by the most famous authors including Grisham, Turrow, Martini, Margolin, etc and others not so famous.
Yesterday I just finished the best courtroom drama I’ve ever read. It’s by Vincent Bugliosi, the attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson and wrote a book entitled Helter Skelter about that trial….which I have also read. The book I’m sharing with you today is even better. While most of the above named authors write fiction…this book is a true crime story…it actually happened.
If you enjoy reading about the intricacies of courtroom strategies…you will enjoy this book.
Here”s a Wikipedia link to give you all the information about this book…
Through the magic of Google Earth….here’s a view of Palmyra Atoll…A tiny little island 1,200 south of Hawaii…where this event happened. Click on the photo to enlarge it…
While researching information for this Blog…I ran across this interesting item. The man accused of the murders…Wesley “Buck” Walker…who spent 22 years in prison…was paroled in 2006 and died of a stroke at the age of 72…while in prison wrote his own book…Palmyra: The True Story Of An Island Tragedy…to tell “what really happened”. Here’s the link to his website…
I just ordered the book and will report back to you after I’ve received it and read it. Later…
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They made a terrific movie of this event –I’ve seen it–think it has the same title