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The CBS murders : a true account of greed and violence in New York's diamond district / Richard Hammer.

Hammer, Richard, 1928- (author.). Wales, John Richard. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 364.1523 B234h 2017 (Text) 33126022274538 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 364.1523 B234h 2017 (Text) 33126022274546 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781504046831
  • ISBN: 1504046838
  • Physical Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2017.

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Summary, etc.:
"On a warm spring evening in 1982, thirty-seven-year-old accountant Margaret Barbera left work in New York City and walked to the West Side parking lot where she kept her BMW. Finding the lock on the driver's side door jammed, she went to the passenger's side and inserted her key. A man leaned through the open window of a van parked in the next spot, pressed a silenced pistol to the back of Margaret's head, and fired. She was dead before she hit the pavement. It was a professional hit, meticulously planned--but the killer didn't expect three employees of the nearby CBS television studios to stumble onto the scene of the crime. "You didn't see nothin', did you?" he demanded, before shooting the first eyewitness in the head. After chasing down and executing the other two men, the murderer sped out of the parking lot with Margaret's lifeless body in the back of his van. Thirty minutes later, the first detectives arrived on the scene. Veterans of Midtown North, a sprawling precinct stretching from the exclusive shops of Fifth Avenue to the flophouses of Hell's Kitchen, they thought they'd seen it all. But a bloodbath in the heart of Manhattan was a shocking new level of depravity, and the investigation would unfold under intense media coverage. Setting out on the trail of an assassin, the NYPD uncovered one of the most diabolical criminal conspiracies in the city's history." --page 4 of cover.
Awards Note:
Edgar award winner, 1987
Subject: Murder > New York (State) > New York > Case studies..
Commercial crimes > New York (State) > New York > Case studies.
Genre: True crime stories.

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