Squelched: The Suppression of Murder in the Synagogue

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A compelling story of corporate deceit and criminality, Squelched: The Suppression of Murder in the Synagogue carefully details how a top Republican fund-raiser and wealthy confidant of Richard Nixon effectively pressured Prentice-Hall, Inc., into withdrawing its support for T.V. LoCicero's Murder in the Synagogue, a true crime account of the assassination of RabbiMorris Adler. As Squelched opens, a remarkable young woman comes forward to tell the author that his book has been undermined by a powerful man she had grown up calling "uncle." Later LoCicero learns that four years after it sabotaged Murder in the Synagogue, the publisher did the same thing to another of its books, Du Pont: Behind the Nylon Curtain. The story of what Prentice-Hall did to the Du Pont book was first told on January 21, 1975, in the New York Times. The story of what happened to Murder in the Synagogue has never been told...until now.

Give Squelched a try, and you will learn that while the details of this story are decades old, the lessons they contain about corporate manipulation and the power and influence of wealth and political connection remain deeply important in our world today.

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T.V. LoCicero has been writing both fiction and non-fiction across five decades. He's the author of the true crime books Murder in the Synagogue (Prentice-Hall) and Squelched. His novels include the romance When A Pretty Woman Smiles and the crime thrillers The Car Bomb and Admission of Guilt, the first two books in The detroit im dyin Trilogy, and The Obsession and The Disappearance, the first two in The Truth Beauty Trilogy. Eight of his shorter works are now available as ebooks. He has also published in various periodicals, including Commentary, Ms. and The University Review, and in the hard-cover collections Best Magazine Articles, The Norton Reader and The Third Coast.

About his "checkered past" LoCicero says: "At one time or another I've found work as an industrial spy; a producer of concert videos for Rolling Stone's greatest singer of all time; one of the few male contributors to Gloria Steinem's Ms. Magazine; a writer of an appellate brief for those convicted in one of Detroit's most sensational drug trials; the author of a true crime book that garnered a bigger advance than a top ten best-selling American novel; a project coordinator/fundraiser for a humanities council; a small business owner; the writer/producer/director of numerous long-form documentaries; a golf course clerk; a college instructor who taught courses in advanced composition, music and poetry appreciation, introduction to philosophy, remedial English, and American Literature--all in the same term; a ghostwriter; a maker of corporate/industrial videos; a member of a highway surveying crew; a speechwriter for auto executives; a TV producer of live event specials; an editorial writer; the creator of 15-second corporate promos for the PBS series Nature; and a novelist.

"There is a sense in which that last occupation was the reason for all the others. Almost anyone who's ever tried to make ends meet as a novelist knows what I'm talking about."

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"I sat down and read Squelched immediately. It was so absorbing that I could do nothing else until I finished it."--Jack Riemer, known as "President Clinton's rabbi"

"A fascinating story of corruption. I would recommend reading it before reading Murder in the Synagogue. That is also riveting but more of a case study of a crime committed decades ago. Squelched read more like a novel and is faster moving. Two very interesting books."--Gabe, Amazon Reviewer

"I agree you might want to read this book before you try Murder in the Synagogue. But only because it will give you a perspective on that first book that you might not get otherwise. This one's a surprising read, with a young writer's compelling account of his publisher's betrayal of his excellent first book."--Kate, Amazon Reviewer
"Although non-fiction, this detailed book reads with the speed of a best-selling fiction novel."--Israel Drazin, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

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