This is a true crime investigation made by the nephew of the Boston Strangler's last victim, Mary Sullivan. Her life was cut short in Boston, Massachusetts (USA) at the tender age of nineteen (19) years. She was strangled and sexually abused and left dead in her apartment, which she shared with two friends. Prior to this time, a string of unsolved strangulation murders has been reported in Boston. When Albert DeSalvo confessed (with much coaching) to the murders, the Boston Police Department was only too happy to take his, and his lawyer's (F. Lee Bailey) word for it. DeSalvo, however, was looking to make a great
deal of money from it, and although he was mostly disappointed in this, the lawyer and a number of investigators cashed in. When he later called his old psychiatrist in order to tell him what REALLY happened, he was found stabbed to death in a high-security bed in the prison infirmary. Many decades later, as Mary Sullivan's family and Albert DeSalvo's family began a quest for the bitter truth, they were
stonewalled, threatened, harrassed, ignored, lied to and about, and only by private investigation finally able to clear DeSalvo's name and begin a deeper search for Mary's real killer.
This is a riveting story, very well written. I couldn't put it down. We can only hope that justice will finally be done.