Anthrax to Zodiac - A Snarky PI Delves into the Most Notorious Unsolved Mysteries of the Past 150 Years by Denise Diana Huddle

Anthrax to Zodiac - A Snarky PI Delves into the Most Notorious Unsolved Mysteries of the Past 150 Years true crime book promotion Denise Diana Huddle

Reeling from the devastation of 9/11, Americans anxiously waited for the other shoe to drop. Then the anthrax letters came, branded by the FBI as the worst biological attacks in US history. Despite a lengthy and expensive investigation, no suspect was ever charged.

Six hours after Patsy Ramsey called the Boulder police and frantically reported that her daughter had been kidnapped, on the day after Christmas, 1996, JonBenĂ©t Ramsey’s father cried out from the basement of their home and emerged from the stairs carrying the corpse of his six-year-old daughter, launching one of the most notorious murder investigations of modern times. Twenty-seven years after the crime, no one has ever been tried for the murder.

In the summer of 1969, as the first astronaut stepped on the moon and 350,000 Americans flocked to Woodstock, the Zodiac killer terrorized California residents, claiming his murder victims would be his slaves in the afterlife. Despite one of the longest-running investigations in the state’s history, the killer has never been identified.

On January 15, 1947, the body of the woman called the Black Dahlia was discovered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. The corpse had been cut in two at the waist, eviscerated, and drained of blood. The search for her killer morphed into one of the most extensive homicide investigations in the history of the LAPD. In spite of thousands of leads and multiple confessions, the murder of Elizabeth Short has never been solved. Or has it?

Twenty-month-old Charles Lindbergh Jr. was kidnapped from the nursery of the New Jersey home of his parents, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, on March 1, 1932. When the baby’s nurse discovered the child was missing, Charles Lindbergh summoned the police, launching the investigation into the crime of the century. Bruno Hauptmann was convicted and executed for the murder of the baby, but did Hauptmann act alone? Or could he have been aided by Charles Lindbergh himself?

On August 4, 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts, Andrew Borden and his wife, Abby, were found dead of multiple head wounds inflicted by a sharp-edged hacking instrument. After the inquest into their deaths, Andrew Borden's eldest daughter, Lizzie, was indicted for the murders. Lizzie Borden was tried for the crimes and acquitted. No other suspect was ever charged, and the murders remain unsolved. So, we may never really know if Lizzie Borden took an axe...

Journey back through time from 2001 to 1892 as veteran PI Denise Diana Huddle brings her field-hone investigative skills and trademark snark to her in-depth examination of seven of America’s mot notorious unsolved mysteries.
From A to Z, Huddle lays out the events and evidence, identifies patterns, and tests theories. As disturbing details of the mysteries that have haunted America over the last century are revealed, the cases you thought you knew may not be so clear-cut after all.

You be the judge...Who did it?