Eric Bechler’s lust was his downfall – it led him to tell his sexy actress girl friend far too much – and she, in turn,
Murder Most Foul No. 42
Eric Bechler’s lust was his downfall – it led him to tell his sexy actress girl friend far too much – and she, in turn, told detectives exactly what had happened to Eric’s wife on their fifth wedding anniversary.
As for Ronald Gay, he was a victim of war as much as a victim of bearing an "unfortunate" surname. He had seen his comrades die during the Vietnam war in a bomb explosion several feet away from him…an explosion which had resounding effects for the people of Roanoke, south-west Virginia, when Ronald walked into the Backstreet Cafe 33 years later.
And when teenage Flintshire waitress Valerie Sellers met Liverpudlian John McMenemy in the summer of 1960 she thought she had found the man to make her happy for the rest of her life. She hadn’t. In fact her choice proved to be disastrous.
Money and influence come in to play in two classics of the detective genre. Motive enough for murder and Attorney Marion Hamiel’s story, telling the murderous Mercer family, are masterpieces of non-fiction crime reporting rarely equalled today. In both cases rich kids with influential fathers flaunted the law, but were hounded down by determined and brave investigators. "What chance had I, a small time lawyer, up against their money and political power? The odds against me seemed too great," Attorney Hamiel observed. But after nearly seven years he sent a callous killer to the gallows. Great stuff.
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