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This is an auction for GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER: THE JENNIFER BEARD INQUIRY, by Mark Price. review:

ā€œ1969 was the year the period known affectionately as the 'swinging sixties' expired. It was also the year English hitch-hiker, Jennifer Mary Beard, was murdered as she travelled a remote road near Arthur's Pass. The 1960s are remembered but the murderer of Jennifer Beard is largely forgotten. He was never arrested, never charged, never judged and never gaoled. This man got away with murder. The Jennifer Beard murder enquiry was described at the time as the biggest manhunt in the country's history and in more recent times as a crime that marked New Zealand's loss of innocence. This book reveals evidence a jury would have been confronted with had there been a trial and it examines the reasons why the prime suspect was not charged. GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER is fascinating: the unreliability of eye-witnesses; the attitudes of the time; the physical and technological limitations the police worked under; the obvious systemic flaws in police procedures; the psychological study of the prime suspect. GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER is skilfully told within the framework of the police enquiry, while capturing the mood of the period.ā€

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Paperback 2005.

304 pages.

Eight pages of black and white photographs.

Near new condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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