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The Reporter Who Knew Too Much Audiobook

The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen

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Publisher's Summary

Was What's My Line TV star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large?

These questions and more are answered in former CNN, ESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark Shaw's 25th book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much. Through discovery of never-before-seen videotaped eyewitness interviews with those closest to Kilgallen and secret government documents, Shaw unfolds a "whodunit" murder mystery featuring suspects including Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover, Mafia Don Carlos Marcello, and a "mystery man" who may have silenced Kilgallen. All while by presenting through Kilgallen's eyes the most compelling evidence about the JFK assassinations since the House Select Committee on Assassination's investigation in the 1970s.

Called by the New York Post "the most powerful female voice in America" and by acclaimed author Mark Lane "the only serious journalist in America who was concerned with who killed John Kennedy and getting all of the facts about the assassination," Kilgallen's official cause of death, reported as an overdose of barbiturates combined with alcohol, has always been suspect since no investigation occurred despite the death scene having been staged. Shaw proves Kilgallen, a remarkable woman who broke the "glass ceiling" before the term became fashionable, was denied the justice she deserved - until now.

©2016 Mark Shaw (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Annie Ashe Fields
    South Coastal Massachusetts
    03/03/17
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    "Absolutely FASCINATING!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Reporter Who Knew Too Much the most enjoyable?

    This true life story reads like a cold war spy novel... cuz it kinda is! Sparkling 1950's Manhattan society set piece, with all the ingredients, sex, booze, media, conspiracy theories. Marvelous stuff. And the author makes a deeply compelling case that Ms. Kilgallen was indeed murdered, and quite possibly for what she knew, or some thread of what she knew.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The author pulls you into her world and into a compelling plot with ease.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jaybird
    Houston
    24/05/17
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    "Great book! Well organized, great narration"
    What made the experience of listening to The Reporter Who Knew Too Much the most enjoyable?

    I must confess I chose to read (well, listen to) it because of the JFK Conspiracy connection--but it was a fabulous book on it's own, no matter what you believe or what your interest level in the assassination is. This is not a book about what happened to JFK, but what happened to a brilliant reporter who wanted to find the truth. I would say, though, that's it is an essential book to read if you are trying to arm-chair detective your way through Dallas that day in November 1962, and a very interesting, entertaining book, even if you don't know or care about that day. You will care about Dorothy, I'm pretty sure. I'm so glad I read it--there are so many books, so little time. This one was worth every minute. .


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cindy
    09/03/17
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    "bookgirl"

    A most excellent and thought provoking book. The writing and research are superb; the narration is perfection. This is a story that could have changed history if it had been told as it unfolded. What a crime that Kilgallen was killed, and it is obvious that she was, for endeavoring to bring to light the truth about JKF's assassination. The book entertained as well as informed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    ROGERS, ARKANSAS, United States
    11/02/17
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    "Compelling Investigation"

    I stayed up all night listening to this important story. May the Truth will out

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A. Mentor
    17/01/17
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    "Outstanding Work by Author Mark Shaw AAA+++"

    One of the best books I have ever read. Amazing story about why a great reporter had to be killed. She gave her life to pursue truth about the murder of John Kennedy and paid the ultimate price.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Kitchener, ON, Canada
    31/05/17
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    "The Conspiracy That Just Won't Quit"

    I knew Dorothy Kilgallen from my childhood Sunday nights when my parents would tune in to watch "What's My Line", but had no idea what a remarkable force this woman was until I listened to Mark Shaw's book. Belatedly, I mourn her loss.

    It rapidly becomes clear from Shaw's research that Kilgallen was murdered because she was getting too close to the heart of the mystery surrounding JFK's assassination. It is a matter of considerable frustration that all of the material that she had painstakingly gathered on the murder was scooped up, probably never to be seen again.

    Gabra Zackman does Shaw's book a disservice by her mediocre narration and inattention to correct pronunciation of words that she should have checked before committing the text to tape. The list of her mangled pronunciations is lengthy, with dour, appellate, lambast, and soupçon being but a few. Actor Deborah Kerr's surname is pronounced "Car" as a few minutes' research would have rapidly revealed, and I suppose that "Prince" Margaret could be passed off as a slip of the tongue, but really. On other occasions, she seemed to misread words, as, for example, "continuously" when context strongly suggests that the author had surely written "consistently". A little professional attention to the details, please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jenni
    17/05/17
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    "interesting"

    impossible for the mob to have ran the coverup though she was definitely bumped off and that may have been by the mob!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. Kwasniewski
    05/05/17
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    "This book takes you back in time to a place that is not as far removed from the here and now."

    Well written and documented information that sheds light on a time when corruption was the norm. It made me feel like I was living as part of her story/life.
    Justice is not just a word. It has a value that to many have forgotten about.
    Read or listen either way you will see another side to a story that was a real person who loved and lived by the body of work presented during her life and by this authors looking for the justice she deserves.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    20/04/17
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    "the reporter that Knew Too Much"

    I like this book if you're the type of person who likes mystery intrigue this is the book for you I also like that the author took into consideration the characters in the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria Talbot
    los angeles
    23/03/17
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    "Thouroughly Researched with Fresh Insights into an Historic Event and an Iconic Personality"

    It is difficult to imagine what really happened that day in Dallas. Researchers have been speculating for decades. But most agree that what actually happened bears little resemblance to the mythic story of a l

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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