Salamander: The Story of the Mormon Forgery Murders

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Signature Books, 1988 - True Crime - 556 pages
Drawing from thousands of pages of police reports, court documents, interviews, letters, and diaries, Sillitoe's and Roberts's narrative cuts through the complexities of this famous crime investigation to deliver a gripping, Capote-esque tale. They embrace the details, then lay them out systematically as seen through the eyes of the detectives, victims, and the perpetrator. The darkest secrets unravel gradually, allowing the reader fleeting glimpses of the infamous salamander as it ducks in and out of its fabricator's head.

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Mark Hofmann, 32, pled guilty to two bombing murders in Salt Lake City in 1985, a case that made national headlines. Apparently a successful rare documents collector and church-going family man ... Read full review

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I usually like these types of stories but I found this one a little dry and there were lots of names to memorize. But interesting overall. Read full review


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Sillitoe is a journalist (Deseret News, Utah Holiday).

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