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Last Days of John Lennon

Last Days of John Lennon
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The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it.

With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. "We were the best bloody band there was," he says. "There was nobody to touch us." Nobody except the original nowhere man, Mark David Chapman. Chapman once worshipped his idols from afar--but now harbors grudges against those, like Lennon, whom he feels betrayed him. He's convinced Lennon has misled fans with his message of hope and peace. And Chapman's not staying away any longer.

By the summer of 1980, Lennon is recording new music for the first time in years, energized and ready for it to be "(Just Like) Starting Over." He can't wait to show the world what he will do.

Neither can Chapman, who quits his security job and boards a flight to New York, a handgun and bullets stowed in his luggage.

The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it. Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon's friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is the thrilling true story of two men who changed history: One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day--and the other who ended the beautiful music with five pulls of a trigger.
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9780316429061
Publication Date: 
2020-12-07
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Shadow on the Mountain

Shadow on the Mountain
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SHADOW ON THE MOUNTAIN IS THE TRUE STORY OF AN ASPEN SOCIALITE, FULL OF LIFE. . .UNTIL SHE WAS FOUND BEATEN TO DEATH IN HER OWN HOME.

Heir to Colorado's Buttermilk Mountain, the world-renowned site of the Winter X Games, Nancy Pfister was Aspen royalty, its ambassador to the world. She lived among the rich and famous--partying with Hunter S. Thompson, dating Jack Nicholson, even having a joint baby shower with Goldie Hawn. Nancy was also a philanthropist, admired for her generosity. But those closest to her, such as her assistant Kathy Carpenter and friends Dr. and Mrs. Styler, allege that Nancy was manipulative, cruel, and petty. Did they make her pay a price?

WHAT HAPPENED TO NANCY PFISTER--AND WHO IS THE GUILTY PARTY IN THIS REAL-LIFE MURDER MYSTERY?

Dr. William Styler and his wife came to Aspen in 2013 to reinvent themselves after a misguided lawsuit left them near poverty. Meeting Nancy Pfister was their answered prayer: She took the Stylers in and allowed them to launch their new spa business. Everything seemed perfect until Pfister made increasingly irrational demands on the Stylers, and threatened to throw them out on the street. When Nancy was found dead, the couple, along with Kathy Carpenter, all became prime suspects. But in this close-knit, wealthy town set on keeping its secrets safe from the public eye, the police struggled to solve the shocking murder on Buttermilk Mountain. . .

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9781250097156
Publication Date: 
2017-01-03
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Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia
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A stunning, complex narrative about the fractured legacy of a decades-old double murder in rural West Virginia -- and the writer determined to put the pieces back together.
In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived. For thirteen years, no one was prosecuted for the "Rainbow Murders" though deep suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents in the community, depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward. In 1993, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic named Joseph Paul Franklin claimed responsibility. As time passed, the truth seemed to slip away, and the investigation itself inflicted its own traumas -- turning neighbor against neighbor and confirming the fears of violence outsiders have done to this region for centuries.

In The Third Rainbow Girl, Emma Copley Eisenberg uses the Rainbow Murders case as a starting point for a thought-provoking tale of an Appalachian community bound by the false stories that have been told about. Weaving in experiences from her own years spent living in Pocahontas County, she follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, revealing how this mysterious murder has loomed over all those affected for generations, shaping their fears, fates, and desires. Beautifully written and brutally honest, The Third Rainbow Girl presents a searing and wide-ranging portrait of America -- divided by gender and class, and haunted by its own violence.

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9780316449236
Publication Date: 
2020-01-21
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