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Marilyn Monroe died under suspicious circumstances on the night of August 4, 1962. In The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed, renowned MM expert Jay Margolis and New York Times best-selling author Richard Buskin finally lay to rest more than 50 years of wild speculation and misguided assertions by actually naming the screen goddess's killer. At the same time, they use the testimony of eyewitnesses to describe exactly what took place inside her house on Fifth Helena Drive in Los Angeles's Brentwood neighborhood.

Implicating Bobby Kennedy in the commission of Monroe's murder, this is the first book to name the LAPD officers who accompanied the attorney general to her home, provide details about how the Kennedys used bribes to silence one of the ambulance drivers, and specify how the subsequent cover-up was aided by a noted pathologist's outrageous lies. This blockbuster volume blows the lid off the world's most notorious and talked-about celebrity death, and in the process also exposes the third gunman in the pantry who delivered the fatal bullet to the back of RFK's head - and the third gunman's female accomplice who, until now, has only been known to the LAPD and the FBI as "the girl in the polka-dot dress".

©2011, 2014 Jay Margolis and Richard Buskin (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Interesting and sadly unsurprising!

Power breeds corruption and this book proves that Marilyn was a mere plaything of the rich & politically powerful. When she became a nuisance, they simply arranged for her demise to suit their future lives. However, it seems that fate had justice in mind for both her political lovers as they, too, became inconvenient to the wider establishment and were 'got rid' just like the highly naive Marilyn. A complex, detailed but extremely engaging read.

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Make up your own mind

So much information here which appears credible. If the genuine autopsy findings quoted are accurate.... empty stomach.... discoloured colon.......then the killer drug was not swallowed by Marilyn but administered by a third party with terminal results. This would throw total shade over all the theories of accidental overdose or suicide. Such a sad life and equally sad demise. It's well written and well narrated. You can come to your own conclusion as to what really bought the troubled life of Marilyn Monroe to a close.

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Very good.

Very detailed and in depth account of Marilyn's death. I feel that I now know what actually happened

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Great read.

Very insightful and thorough. Makes you realise the elite wont let anyone or thing get in there way.

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If this were a movie........

Wow! This was a riveting read! Thus poor woman was exploited to the very end and then assaulted and murdered by the very people she trusted. Thus us expertly , meticulously researched and the author, I believe has nailed it. One of the best reads I have had in a long time . I wonder why the rights to thus haven’t been snapped up and produced, I wish the tapes if the final 11 hours would surface. With today’s Tech. The voices would be verified beyond all doubt. But thus, you won’t be disappointed!

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  • 08-03-15

Good story

I was really excited about listening to this book but very disappointed when doing so. The narrator is horrible in my opinion, I would suggest reading it instead.

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  • Pam
  • 24-03-16

Interesting & sad

Indisputable facts that confirm what I've long believed. Very powerful evidence presented in this case study.

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  • Kenneth
  • 25-05-15

The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

This book was very detailed and gave insight into the world of the RF Kennedy assassination.

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  • Shawna
  • 12-01-19

Informative

This book brought to light a lot I never knew about the time like! Thank you

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  • Teddy hall
  • 21-09-20

The author repeated

The author repeated the same-thing every chapter.... NO CASE WAS CLOSED! I Couldn’t get past the 4th chapter.

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  • Trish
  • 15-11-20

Reads like an autopsy

I definitely learned a lot but the monotone voice of the narrator was difficult. I finally had to opt out on the last ninety minutes when they randomly shift over to the death of Robert Kennedy and start to go into deep, boring, monotone details of his case file!

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  • Pam Schwetz
  • 11-11-20

Too Long and Too Much Repeating

They could have told the whole story in an hour or less. Instead they keep repeating things over and over again, changing stories,talking about Robert Kennedy's assassination when this is supposed to be about Marilyn's murder. Just a lot of repeating too much and changing the story a few times so you don't know what to believe anymore. Not worth wasting seven hours listening to.

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  • Buretto
  • 24-09-20

Interesting topic, clumsily written and edited

To be honest, I probably wouldn't have purchased this title, but as a selection of the Plus catalog, and looking for something to fill time before the next book, I gave it a shot. Any book with "Case Closed" is always a red flag though. The author presents a lot of intriguing information (oddly at times, contrary to his own position, which helps retrieve a bit of credibility in the project). But the overriding impression of the book is that several elements are repeated over and over, verbatim at times. Some are clearly editing gaffes. Some are seemingly from an author who has written chapters piecemeal, wanting included important elements, and then using the same passages again in later sections of the book, either forgetting on not caring about the repetition. Some good parts, nothing terribly special, but having come at no extra charge, I can't complain.