A Wealth of Evil: The True Story of the Murder of Martha Moxley in America's Richest Community

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9780446607322: A Wealth of Evil: The True Story of the Murder of Martha Moxley in America's Richest Community

THE BOOK THAT HELPED REOPEN ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST SHAMEFUL MURDER CASES

On the night before Halloween, 1975, a pretty and popular fifteen-year-old girl was bludgeoned to death in Greenwich, Connecticut. Brothers Thomas and Michael Skakel, nephews of Ethel Kennedy, were both suspects. But no arrests were ever made, and nearly a quarter of a century later the agonizing question: Who killed Martha Moxley? still hovers over the luxurious estates and manicured lawns of the wealthiest town in America.

The case has inspired both bestselling novelists and tabloid investigators. But only A WEALTH OF EVIL finally brings one of the most horrifying crimes of our era truly closer ot its stunning conclusion. Born and bred in Greenwich, author Timothy Dumas knows well the players and exclusive world of which he writes...and in the probing, haunting tradition of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, only A WEALTH OF EVIL opens the gilded doors to America's richest and most secretive community, as well as its most glittering and scandal-ridden dynasty.

And, ultimately, tells us more about the living than the dead...

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In examining the still-unsolved 1975 murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley in a wealthy suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut, first-time author Timothy Dumas does not attempt to deliver a knockout punch of new evidence that might crack the case wide open. Instead, Dumas takes his readers on a literate excursion through the darkest secrets and fears of the girl's neighbors and fellow townspeople as they attempt to cope--first with the murder itself, and then with the helplessness of almost a quarter century of frustration as the case remains unsolved.

It's not that most people in town don't have any clue who performed the crime, Dumas shows, but that a moat of distance lies between the killer and those who would punish such a crime, a distance mainly built on the power, money, and political connections of the wealthy Skakel family, related by marriage to the Kennedys.

Dumas weaves a spellbinding tale, cut in the mold of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood or, more recently, John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Fans of those works will almost certainly enjoy this evocative and finely constructed story as well. --Tjames Madison

About the Author:

Timothy Dumas was for many years the managing editor of Greenwich News.

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