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Junger, Sebastian. A DEATH IN BELMONT. New York City, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 266 pages. As New/As New.

The author's third nonfiction account. One of the most eagerly-anticipated literary events of the year 2006. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "Bessie Goldberg was strangled to death in her home in Belmont, a Boston suburb, in March of 1963, right in the middle of the Boston Strangler's killing spree. Her death has not been associated with the other Strangler killings because Roy Smith, a black man who was working in Goldberg's house that day, was convicted of her murder on circumstantial evidence. But another man was working in Belmont that day: Albert DeSalvo, who later confessed to being the Boston Strangler. He was doing construction work in the home of Sebastian Junger's parents. Could DeSalvo have slipped away and killed Bessie Goldberg? Junger's taut narrative makes dizzying, hairpin turns as he considers all the evidence. He also reviews the more familiar case for and against DeSalvo being the Strangler as there are serious questions about his confession. This perplexing story gains an extra degree of creepiness from Junger's personal connection to it" (Publishers Weekly). A "must-have" title for Sebastian Junger collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Sebastian Junger. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings. This is the one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0393059804. $40.00

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