MOM, DAD, MIKE AND PATTIE. The True Story of the Columbo Murders

Author: Remsberg (Bonnie)
Year: 1993
Publisher: Bantam Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US p/b edn.
Book Condition: Vg..
ISBN: 0553298968
Price: 3.00
Paperback. A patrolman making a routine call concerning an abandoned car approached the well-kept Columbo home in a placid Chicago suburb. What he found inside shocked and sickened the nation. Frank and Mary Columbo and their 13yr old son Michael had been slaughtered in a frenzy of shooting, stabbing, and beating - a crime so brutal that it could only have been ignited by an explosion of hate and rage. Sifting through evidence and theories, the investigative team met with a chatty, helpful young woman who called to volunteer her own theories on the murders, who seemed to have no emotional connection to the case. She was 19yr old Pattie, sole surviving member of the Columbo family. Disturbed by her dry-eyed demeanour, detectives shifted their attention from possible robbers to the Columbo's own daughter. The arrest and trial of Pattie and her much-older lover devastated her middle-class community. What could cause such a violent rampage in this normal, loving family? And what would prevent it from happening within any family? The author, a journalist, covered the case as it broke, and details the investigation and trial, delving into the family dynamics and dark forces working within Pattie Columbo. Illus. 340pp. p/back. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personsl b/plate. Lightly browned pp., the last few of which are water stained, but no creasing to covers. Vg.


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