The Passing of Starr Faithfull

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9780861888443: The Passing of Starr Faithfull

"I much enjoyed reading about poor Starr. Totally fascinating. And tantalizing. A super read."--Colin Dexter, Creator of "Inspector Morse"

In this true crime reprint, Jonathan Goodman focuses his masterful detective skills on a criminal case that has inspired John O'Hara's Butterfield 8, which became a major feature film. His account of the international scandal and media brouhaha surround "this mystery with the wonderful name"--the inexplicable death of young and beautiful Staff Faithfull in 1931--provides an authentic tale of the Jazz Age.

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In this true crime reprint, Jonathan Goodman focuses his masterful detective skills on a criminal case that has inspired several novels, among them John O'Hara's Butterfield 8, which became a major feature film. The discovery of Starr Faithfull's body on a Long Island beach in 1931 prompted front-page headlines on both sides of the Atlantic as the events leading to her death unfolded: her clandestine, sordid love affairs (one with a former Boston mayor) and unconventional sex life; her misuse of drugs and bootleg alcohol; and details of her stepfather's unsavory business ventures, including his involvement in a murder investigation. Mindful of the still unanswered question of whether her death resulted from accident, suicide, or murder, Goodman attempts to demystify this enigmatic case. The only author granted full access to the massive police dossier, Goodman unveils through his meticulous research a startling yet credible conclusion. Chilling crime-scene photographs supplement the text.

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Jonathan Goodman is one of Britain's foremost true crime historians. His books include Murder in High Places, The Killing of Julia Wallace, Bloody Versicles: The Rhymes of Crime (Kent State University Press, 1993), and Tracks to Murder (Kent State University Press, 2005).

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