By James L. Neibaur
What began as a sad, yet in a different way usual, kidnapping grew to become out to be a surprising homicide through one of many period’s such a lot twisted killers, William Edward Hickman. James L. Neibaur takes a step into historical past, depicting how this abduction was once quickly categorized the “crime of the century” and sparked a metamorphosis within the nation’s cognizance to such instances. With a media-driven national manhunt, one of many largest and such a lot wide-ranging in California heritage, after which a determined test at sparing the killer’s lifestyles with the strange madness plea, this notorious case left the kidnapping and homicide of Marion Parker to be etched into Twenties popular culture.
The homicide of Marion Parker delivered to gentle the unthinkable truth of kid abduction. Neibaur resourcefully weaves jointly the occasions surrounding the crime within the context of the modern tradition and attitudes of the past due Nineteen Twenties, masking the impression of the media’s first involvement in a felony justice case, and the way the trendy notions of the glamorized ‘20s have been overwhelmed by way of this traditional family’s chilling reality.
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Butterfly in the Rain: The 1927 Abduction and Murder of Marion Parker by James L. Neibaur