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    Reading Suggestions

    Just one quick question for all you folks that are so much more knowledgeable of this case than I am:

    I just finished reading "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town." What other books do you all suggest I read to get the low-down on the aspects of this crime?
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    Hi Less0305!

    Death of Innocence - John and Patsy Ramsey

    Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation - Steve Thomas

    Cyril Wecht's book (sorry don't have the title in front of me - it's the one that's specifically about the Ramsey case and not a compendium of crimes)

    If you can stand reading transcripts then the National Enquirer book of the Ramsey Police Interviews is interesting in places.

    Stephen Singular's book is worth avoiding. It builds the reader up with more than a hint of promise of some kind of revelation which doesn't materialise.

    Linda McLean's book about Patsy is a nice book with some great photos in it.

    I've never read Andrew Hodges books and can't comment about them.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks Jayelle.....on my way to the library!
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    Wecht

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    Wecht's book is entitled "Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?"

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    Red face What Jayelle Said

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayelles
    Hi Less0305!

    Death of Innocence - John and Patsy Ramsey

    Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation - Steve Thomas

    Cyril Wecht's book (sorry don't have the title in front of me - it's the one that's specifically about the Ramsey case and not a compendium of crimes)

    If you can stand reading transcripts then the National Enquirer book of the Ramsey Police Interviews is interesting in places.

    Stephen Singular's book is worth avoiding. It builds the reader up with more than a hint of promise of some kind of revelation which doesn't materialise.

    Linda McLean's book about Patsy is a nice book with some great photos in it.

    I've never read Andrew Hodges books and can't comment about them.

    Hope this helps.

    What Jayelles said =)
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    Last edited by SisterSocks; 04-06-2004 at 01:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nehemiah
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    Wecht's book is entitled "Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?"

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    That's the chappie! I never remember book titles or authors names - or people's names for that matter. Or telephone numbers or PIN numbers or....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayelles
    That's the chappie! I never remember book titles or authors names - or people's names for that matter. Or telephone numbers or PIN numbers or....
    I cheated...got up and looked on my bookshelf for the title. Someone on here once had in their disclaimer..."Out of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.." That's my motto anymore.

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    Lol

    And here was me envying your little grey cells.

    OK folks, I didn't want to start a new thread for this, but I've been asked to post a link here to some articles I posted at my Delphi forum.

    http://forums.delphiforums.com/What_happened/start
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    If this is a thread for books on the JonBenet case I wrote one.
    Journey Beyond Reason
    www.peggylakin.com

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    Thanks, Peggy.

    What about that book by "Sara King"? (Is that her name?) Jayelles, do you know any updates on that?


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    Nehemiah

    No updates. Sorry. I've never had any kind of ongoing communication with Rita other than on the forums. I don't think anyone is particularly surprised by the non-appearance of her book.
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    I believe if you read Singular's book it will offer more insight to the "undercurrent" in Boulder than any of the other choices. He does start with a theory,however,by books end he realizes there is more to this murder than a "Ramsey did it" and offers options. It is one that must be read thoroughly to feel what he was feeling while writing,he believed he wasn't at a dead end,moreover,he felt deadended,no one really seemed to want the case solved,or "they" thought wrongly that is was.
    IMO

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...18932240075121

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    Add The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie to your list and The Bible, particularly The Psalms, Mind Hunter and Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas. Wecht's, Thomas', Schiller's and McClain's are musts, don't waist your time on Hodges or Singular's. Rent the movies; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Man Hunter, The Silence of the Lambs and Ransom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayelles
    I don't think anyone is particularly surprised by the non-appearance of her book.
    cept Rose...

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    I want this book inside my Easter basket next Sunday!

    http://www.palmpublishing.org/

    ******* wrote the book is absurd but it seems interesting.

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