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Greentown Murder and Mystery in Greenwich America s Wealthiest Community The first edition of Greentown helped reopen one of America s most shameful unsolved murder cases the savage slaying of fifteen year old Martha Moxley in an exclusive enclave of Greenwich Connecticu

  • Title: Greentown: Murder and Mystery in Greenwich, America's Wealthiest Community
  • Author: Timothy Dumas
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  • Page: 347
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Greentown: Murder and Mystery in Greenwich, America's Wealthiest Community By Timothy Dumas, The first edition of Greentown helped reopen one of America s most shameful unsolved murder cases, the savage slaying of fifteen year old Martha Moxley in an exclusive enclave of Greenwich, Connecticut, the night before Halloween 1975 Soon after Martha s body was discovered, attention focused on members of the Skakel family, who lived across the street from the Moxleys EThe first edition of Greentown helped reopen one of America s most shameful unsolved murder cases, the savage slaying of fifteen year old Martha Moxley in an exclusive enclave of Greenwich, Connecticut, the night before Halloween 1975 Soon after Martha s body was discovered, attention focused on members of the Skakel family, who lived across the street from the Moxleys Ethel Skakel and Robert Kennedy had married in Greenwich, and the two families were close Thomas Skakel, Ethel s nephew, was the last known person to see Martha alive The murder weapon, a ladies golf club, came from the Skakel household When the Greenwich police tried to pursue its investigation, however, the community closed in upon itself Lawyers were summoned, walls went up, information was suppressed, and no one was charged And yet, continuing to haunt Greenwich, the case refused to go away until, twenty three years later, following the publication of this book, a grand jury was convened, and two years after that a man Thomas s brother Michael was finally indicted for the crime.This revised edition now brings the Martha Moxley murder case to a close Updated to include the indictment, trial, and conviction of the murderer, Greentown offers the suspenseful and chilling account of a terrible crime More than that, while relating a tale of seductive power, it uses the murder to tell the heartrending story of a family and a community responding to the unthinkable.

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    1. Greentown by Timothy Dumas was just meh It tells the story of the murder of 15 year old Martha Moxley the years long hunt for her killer It should have interesting but instead it was filled with gossip rumor, the author s every word was dripping with snobbery against those he felt were beneath him I also could have done without the boring history lesson on Greenwich I don t recommend this book.

    2. I liked this well enough to pull it out to read a page or two at every opportunity, despite constant interruptions phone calls, the vet finally coming into the exam room, the waitress asking me if I want icewater Will you people just let me read, already But I digressFor the most part this book was well written and colorful, and of course it concerns rich people in Topsiders going to pieces and getting murdered, the kind of subject matter I always like to see I was rather puzzled at the large d [...]

    3. I had really wanted to borrow a smidgen of the lyrics to Free Falling by Tom Petty, to begin this review But, since Tom Petty and I are not on a first name basis with one another, I figured I could just mentioned that I kept thinking of the first verse, and the next to last line of the second verse, as I read this book I suppose that reading this book about Martha Moxley s murder had to have in a way reminded me of a case that happened in the late 1990 s, involving a hometown football hero, and [...]

    4. Really 2.5 stars The author seemed to really want to write a Gatsby esque story of intrigue and murder about one of America s real life royal families, and instead ended up with a book riddled with side vignettes because the main story isn t adequate to fill a book There s a whole chapter about strange behavior in Greenwich s history, dating back to its founding That chapter was really where I was like, OK, there s just not enough to the main story and he s grasping Spoiler alert you learn a lot [...]

    5. Tragic, terrible, frustrating, outrageous, maddening, incredible these are a few descriptors for this horrific murder which is recounted in Dumas book I found it a fascinating read even though I m somewhat familiar with the case from other books and documentaries If you are interested in this perplexing case, I recommend this book.4 starsmfgavin s rating criteria Horrid waste of time May be enjoyable to some, but not me I am glad I read it Very enjoyable and something I d recommend A rare find, [...]

    6. Good storyBit hinkey in parts Strange writing style in beginning Strange focus on the use of the word evil Ending very lame Overall well told though.

    7. I liked this book well enough because it s clear the writer did his research As a journalist, born and bred in Greenwich, he s than capable of telling or retelling the tragic story of Martha Moxley.Because Timothy Dumas is from Greenwich, I, as the reader felt like I was there right in the midst of the tragedy The sights, sounds and smells as he writes about that fateful night, Mischief Night Halloween Eve 1975 come to life on the pages The strange aspect of the beginning is I m not sure if it [...]

    8. A lot has happened around this case since this book was originally published including the arrest and trial of the alleged murderer, but it s still worth reading It provides an interesting study of a community in the aftermath of a brutal, unsolved murder of a local teenager.

    9. On a night in October 1975, fifteen year old Martha Moxley was brutally murdered in the front yard of her home in a wealthy suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut Timothy Dumas, a former editor at the Greenwich News takes the reader back to that time, and presents a riveting story of murder and the frustrating search for justice in a community where money, power, and political connections all combined to prevent authorities from investigating their prime suspect, Thomas Skakel, the nephew of Ethel Ska [...]

    10. Good overview of the murder case of Martha Moxley in Connecticut in 1975 This book, published in 1998, before the trial and conviction of Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin, for the murder, gives a good overview of the case The murder took place in a very affluent neighborhood in Greenwich, where crimes of this sort rarely happen, and the police are very inexperienced in the handling of a crime of this magnitude I plan on reading other books on this particular murder, but wanted to read this one f [...]

    11. What kind of rating do you give a book like this Made entirely of facts, it gave me a lot of information about Martha Moxley s murder a case I have been fascinated with since I saw the TV movie, Murder in Greenwich I know that they can t give me an ending that hasn t happened, but I really want someone to be in jail for this I m going to have to do some research and see where the case stands today, 14 years since the epilogue was written.

    12. Other than the fact that this book is dated looks like there is a 2nd edition that I should pick up I read the earlier edition, which was missing the ending that we all know at this point this book really kept me reading I somewhat followed the Moxley murder when it was in the news, and it was interesting to get a detailed account of the history from a Greenwich native I also thoroughly enjoyed learning about the town I now call home.

    13. Tells the story of the death of Martha Moxley, a pretty young teenager who is found brutally murdered one night in Greenwich CT I read this a while back, and since then there have been many developments in this case, notably the supposed admission by Michael Skakel a Kennedy relation that he committed the crime.

    14. Very detailed, the story of this case is highly enriched by the historical information interwoven throughout it s telling So well written it reads like a novel when it could read like a textbook, since it deals with and presents facts, history, and data, as well as the conjecture and rumor threads that swirled around the ebbing and waning investigation Thoroughly enjoyed this book

    15. I wanted to read this because hubby is distantly related to Martha Moxley After having read Mark Furhman s book on the Moxley murder several times I have to say this one had some details that I didnt know but I liked the other book better.

    16. Well written mysteryEven though the story is hard to read with its gruesome details the storyteller keeps your interest with new insight and a variety of different experiences from people who were around Martha at the time

    17. So much extraneous filler added Kept hoping I d learn something I couldn t get from the Wiki article What does page after page about ancient CT history have to do with a teenage girl being murdered by a still unknown person It took forever to get through this.

    18. To much history of the Norse who discovered the area and their bad fortune The attempt to show that Greenwich is curse is a bit of a stretch Interesting read otherwise

    19. It was fascinating look into a case that took way to long to be solved I feel for Martha Moxley s family.

    20. Good overview of the murder case of Martha Moxley in Connecticut in 1975 Published before trial and conviction of Michael Skakel.

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