The grisly murder was committed on a pleasant Friday night in upscale Bethesda, Maryland, a leafy suburb of Washington, D.C. In this riveting narrative by veteran journalist Peter Ross Range, the author for the first time brings together the tale of what really happened in the yoga store murder.
portrays the personalities of both victim and murderer, along with the strange and convoluted circumstances of the crime and its cover-up.
Range meticulously exposes layer upon layer of deceit and confusion.
account builds the tension of the police investigation until the real story, so odd and creepy, takes your breath away.
The drama of the murder trial is a moving emotional roller coaster built around the prosecutors, the detectives and the family of the victim.
Peter Ross Range
is a longtime Washington, D.C., magazine writer.
A former White House correspondent for U.S. News
& World Report and foreign correspondent for Time
has covered politics, international affairs and war.
has written for The New York Times Magazine
, National Geographic
and many other publications.
Author Peter Ross Range has written a superb true crime story about events that happened on March 11, 2011 in an upscale yoga apparel boutique in Bethesda, Maryland, a city not known for violent crimes.
It's a brief but thorough look at the facts of the case, including the investigation, trial, and sentencing of the killer.
Peter Ross Range is an experienced and well-known reporter who steps back some paces and distance from the immediacy of the events to share an absorbing perspective and history of time that teaches about the circumstances of this story that few appreciated or knew.
In this strangely well written account that could have appeared in The New Yorker, Range
takes you step by step from the discovery of a real life brutal murder in the middle of one of the country's most privileged suburban communities, through the detailed investigation by local detectives, to its surprising conclusion.
Throughout, the author captures perfectly the the horror and fear engendered in the coddled elite whose protective bubble has been violated (one is tempted to say a condensed version of America's reaction to 9/11) as well as giving texture to the many lives irreparably damaged by this savage and seemingly senseless assault.
Not one for crime stories, the only reason I read this was I happen to live several blocks from the murder scene and was curious what could be added to the already exhaustive press coverage.
I was pleasantly surprised that Range
added numerous details that have previously not been made public and seduced by the gripping tale he
lets unfold without getting in its way.
A stranger than fiction yarn well told.
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