THE STING OF JUSTICE The Wylie-Hoffert Murder Case - and Its Strange Aftermath

Author: Lefkowitz (Bernard) & Gross (Kenneth G.)
Year: 1970
Publisher: W H Allen
Edition Details: 1st UK Edn.
Book Condition: Vg/Vg
Price: 6.00
Hardback. An account of one of the most sensational cases in criminal history...the slaying of Janice Wylie and Emily Hoffert...and the astonishing manhunt that followed. This vivid chronicle of the brutal slaying of two pretty, young New York career girls and the search for their killer revealed never-before-published details of one of the most sensational and puzzling murder cases in American history. Janice Wylie - daughter of author Max Wylie and niece of famous novelist Philip Wylie - and her room-mate, Emily Hoffert, died violently in their Manhattan apartment on August 28, 1963, at the hands of a vicious knife-wielder. The luckless girls were not the only victims of the crime. The intense and bizarre manhunt that followed snarled many lives in the dragnet, some never to be the same again. The authors of this intensive reconstruction spent more than 3yrs researching every aspect of the crime and its aftermath. With exclusive access to secret police files and the professional tenacity of the working newsmen that they were, they take the reader from the bloody chaos of the girls' apartment on Manhattan's fashionable Upper East Side to the squalor of such ghettos as Brownsville and East Harlem, from the deluxe retreats of the wealthy to the stark reality of police precinct houses, and to the austere courtrooms where justice does not always prevail. The leading 'victims' in this dramatic epic of crime detection and punishment emerge with indelible impact; Janice and Emily, so like the career girls who room together in city apartments all over the world; George Whitmore, Jr., stranger even to those who knew him best, first accused of the crime and subsequently exonerated; and Ricky Robles, finally convicted for the crime, whose guilt was still a subject of heated debate. With Epilogue. 478pp. lge. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Lightly browned edges, sl. slanted sp. o/w Vg. in sl. sunned Vg. dw. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage.


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