Deadly Greed by Joe Sharkey audiobook
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Deadly Greed: The Riveting True Story of the Stuart Murder Case

By Joe Sharkey
Read by Stephen Bowlby

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Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781713519638

  • ISBN: 9781713519638

Runtime: 9.94 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the author of Above Suspicion: the “riveting” true story of Charles Stuart, who murdered his pregnant wife and pinned the crime on a black man in 1980s Boston (Kirkus Reviews).   

On October 23, 1989, affluent businessman Charles Stuart made a frantic 911 call from his car to report that he and his seven-months-pregnant wife, Carol, a lawyer, had been robbed and shot by a black male in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. By the time police arrived, Carol was dead, and the baby was soon lost as well. The attack incited a furor during a time of heightened racial tension in the community.   

Even more appalling, while the injuries were real, Stuart's story was a hoax: He was the true killer. But the tragedy would continue with the arrest of Willie Bennett, a young man Stuart identified in a line-up. Stuart's deception would be exposed only after a shocking revelation from his brother and, finally, his suicide, when he jumped into the freezing waters of the Mystic River.   

As the story unraveled, police would put together the disturbing pieces of a puzzle that included Stuart's distress over his wife's pregnancy, his romantic interest in a coworker, and life insurance fraud. In an account that “builds and grips like a novel” (Kirkus Reviews), New York Times journalist Joe Sharkey delivers “a picture of a man consumed by naked ambition, unwilling to let anyone or anything get in his way” (Library Journal). Revised and updated, this book also includes a new epilogue by the author.

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Author Bio: Joe Sharkey

Author Bio: Joe Sharkey

Joe Sharkey was a weekly columnist for the New York Times for nineteen years. Previously, he was an assistant national editor at the Wall Street Journal and a reporter and columnist with the Philadelphia Inquirer. The author of several books of nonfiction and a novel, Sharkey is currently an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Arizona. He and his wife live in Tucson.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 9.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English