Missing Beauty

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Kensington Pub Corp, Sep 1, 1989 - Fiction - 605 pages
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Recounts the investigation of the disappearance and presumed murder of a high-paid prostitute and the Tufts University professor implicated in the case

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Missing beauty: a true story of murder and obsession

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One of the decade's most intriguing murders involved a victim and a killer who were not what they seemed: Ruth Benedict was the dutiful, loving daughter of a middle-class family and a Boston ... Read full review



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Teresa Carpenter writes about true crime. In 1981, as a staff writer for the Village Voice, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her article, "Death of a Playmate," on the brutal murder of Dorothy Stratten, Playboy's 1980 Playmate of the Year. Director Bob Fossee adapted the article for the screenplay to the movie "Star 80." Carpenter subsequently wrote Missing Beauty (1988), the true story of the 1978 murder of a twenty-one-year-old Boston woman by a Tuft's University professor, and Mob Girl: A Woman's Life in the Underworld, published in 1992. She collaborated with Marcia Clark in 1997 on Without a Doubt, the first-hand account of Clark's experiences as chief prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Carpenter lives in New York City.

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