The Boston Stranglers

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On sale Feb 20, 2024 | 544 Pages | 978-0-8065-4266-9


Was Albert DeSalvo Really the Boston Strangler?

Handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed to eleven brutal rape/murders that terrorized Boston from 1962 to 1964. The repeat sex offender boasted he had raped an additional 2,000 women. His story became the subject of a bestselling book, a major Hollywood movie, and a Hulu docuseries. But DeSalvo was not The Boston Strangler.

Author Susan Kelly’s detailed investigation shows us the true DeSalvo—a pathological liar whose hunger for celebrity drove him to false confessions—and indicates that the stranglings were committed by more than one killer. Exploring stunning DNA findings, a shocking re-autopsy, expert profiling evidence, and other recent developments, she shows why this savage, unsolved case continues to fascinate and haunt us.
Susan Kelly is the author of ten crime novels. She lives in west London with her solicitor husband and their cat. View titles by Susan Kelly

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Was Albert DeSalvo Really the Boston Strangler?

Handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed to eleven brutal rape/murders that terrorized Boston from 1962 to 1964. The repeat sex offender boasted he had raped an additional 2,000 women. His story became the subject of a bestselling book, a major Hollywood movie, and a Hulu docuseries. But DeSalvo was not The Boston Strangler.

Author Susan Kelly’s detailed investigation shows us the true DeSalvo—a pathological liar whose hunger for celebrity drove him to false confessions—and indicates that the stranglings were committed by more than one killer. Exploring stunning DNA findings, a shocking re-autopsy, expert profiling evidence, and other recent developments, she shows why this savage, unsolved case continues to fascinate and haunt us.

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Susan Kelly is the author of ten crime novels. She lives in west London with her solicitor husband and their cat. View titles by Susan Kelly