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The CBS Murders
The CBS Murders: A True Account of Greed and Violence in New York's Diamond District | Richard Hammer
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Winner of the Edgar Award: The gripping account of a gruesome mass murder in gritty 1980s New York and the relentless hunt for a coldblooded killer. 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 drivers side door jammed, she went to the passengers 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 Margarets head, and fired. She was dead before she hit the pavement. It was a professional hit, meticulously plannedbut the killer didnt expect three employees of the nearby CBS television studios to stumble onto the scene of the crime. You didnt 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 Margarets 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 Hells Kitchen, they thought theyd 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 citys history. Richard Hammers blow-by-blow account of the CBS Murders is a thrilling tale of greed, violence, and betrayal, and a fascinating portrait of how a big-city police department solved the toughest of cases.
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I‘m a bit of a mystery fiend & I‘m a true crime tragic. When I was very young it was The Famous Five then Trixie Belden before moving on to Helter Skelter at 11, which is about the Manson murders & I was irreparably hooked for life. This is about the contract killing of an accountant in NYC in 82 which was seen by 3 CBS employees who were also gunned down. Eventually it‘s tied to a diamond dealer & his federal fraud. Well researched & written.

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Planning on finishing out the #SummersEndReadathon with this non fiction about the murder of an accountant & three CBS employees in NYC in 1982. Let‘s see if I can finish it before midnight! How‘s everyone else doing? #HSreadathon

Clwojick 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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Playing catch up with the last weeks #BookMail Pt1 is this non fiction about a contract killing of an accountant in New York City which was, unfortunately for them, witnessed by 3 CBS employees who were gunned down as collateral damage. A snapshot of NYC in the early 80s, it‘s another addition to my #NonFiction2019

vivastory Sounds interesting! 12mo
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