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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Zorn Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781452678931
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For seventy-five years, the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son has gone unsolved. Evidence, opinion, and logic have discredited the notion that Bruno Richard Hauptmann-electrocuted in 1936-acted alone. In this meticulous and authoritative account of the crime, the trial, and the times of the Lindbergh kidnapping, Robert Zorn clears away decades of ungrounded speculation surrounding the case. Inspired by his father's relationship with the actual accomplices-including the mastermind-he presents the clearest ever picture of a criminal partnership, which would shake every class and culture of American society. Using personal possessions and documents, never-before-seen photographs, new forensic evidence, and extensive research, Robert Zorn has written a shocking and captivating account of the crime and the original "Trial of the Century."From the ecstatic riots that followed the Spirit of St. Louis on either side of the Atlantic, to the tragic night that would shake America's sense of security, to the horror of the New Jersey morgue where Lindbergh insisted on verifying the identity of his son, Zorn's skillful treatment meets this larger-than-life story and gives it definitive shape-revealing the true story behind the crime for the first time. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Narrator Sean Runnette has a gentle, probing voice that always seems to be asking questions, a style that works well with a book such as this. AudioFile
  • “A fresh take on the cold case…Mr. Zorn embeds his theory in a deft narrative that borrows gracefully and with credit from many previous books about the Lindberghs and the kidnapping.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Fascinating and compelling.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • Cemetery John is not only well written, but it actually advances a plausible candidate for the real engineer behind this terrible crime.. At this temporal distance, of course, ‘solving’ a crime becomes a tentative venture, but Zorn does make a persuasive case. At very least, his research shows how police and prosecutors were overly eager to tie up the case quickly and neatly. For me, this book was a real find.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “Robert Zorn’s account of his own investigation into this eighty-old mystery is as compelling and dramatic as the crime itself. The term ‘page turner’ is used too frequently, but Cemetery John is just that.”

    Daily Caller (Washington, DC)

  • “Retelling the by now familiar story of Charlie Lindbergh’s kidnapping, Zorn imbues it with novelistic suspense…He makes a strong case.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A compelling case…Zorn’s research includes new forensic evidence, personal and historical documents, and interviews, laying the foundation for a thrilling true-crime tale that offers a resounding answer to the question of who was really responsible for the kidnapping.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Sean Runnette has a gentle, probing voice that always seems to be asking questions, a style that works well with a book such as this. Finalist for the 2013 Audie Award.”


  • Finalist for the 2013 Audie Award
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About the Author

Robert Zorn is a graduate of Duke University and the Wharton School of Business. His unique qualification to tell this story is his relationship to his father, the late Eugene C. Zorn, Jr., a nationally respected economist and the only person who ever witnessed the conspiracy behind the Lindbergh kidnapping.

About the Narrator

Sean Runnette, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has also directed and produced more than two hundred audiobooks, including several Audie Award winners. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured the United States and internationally with ART and Mabou Mines. His television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Cop Land, Sex and the City, Law & Order, the award-winning film Easter, and numerous commercials.