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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (758 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Schiller Narrator: Ron McLart Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller American Tragedy

Nothing written about the death of JonBenét Ramsey can possibly prepare the listener for the revelations in this audiobook. Here, acclaimed writer Lawrence Schiller reveals for the first time the uncensored true story of the events that unfolded on Christmas night of 1996 and the unthinkable damage suffered by a community in the aftermath. This gripping, definitive account finally answers the question: What happened in the town of Boulder, Colorado?

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town is a brilliant portrait of an inscrutable family thrust under the spotlight of public suspicion and an affluent, tranquil city torn apart by a crime it was not prepared to deal with. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, this tour de force will fascinate listeners for years to come.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Schiller…sets the crime scene, identifies the cast, and escorts the readers along the twisting path of the investigation.”

    New York Daily News

  • “The most detailed account of the mysterious killing.”

    Boston Herald

  • “Anyone looking for a true-crime book that is not only informative—and frightening—will find a winner in Perfect Murder, Perfect Town

    Detroit Free Press

  • “The first ‘serious’ study of the case…Schiller demonstrates why he is the perfect writer to chronicle murder stories that have captured public attention.”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • “Impressive…Perfect Murder is an avalanche of information with details galore…Provides all that readers could want to know about the JonBenét killing and investigation…one of the nations most vexing, unsolved murders.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “An encyclopedic reconstruction of the investigation.”

    International Herald Tribune

  • “Satisfying—and chilling.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • ANew York Times Bestseller
  • AUSA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ellis | 2/19/2014

    " This book was sooooooo long, I found it quite boring actually.. I did finish it, but it took my quite a while! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amber | 2/5/2014

    " I got 57% of the way through this before calling it quits. I love true crime stories, and length of book isn't daunting for a speed reader, but this book is frankly a bore after the first 200 pages. As one other apt reviewer put it, If someone farted within the vicinity of someone who knew Jonbenet, it's documented here. The constant asides and first-person recollections detract from the narrative utterly and completely. Not suited for someone reading multiple books at once due to lack of chapters or sections. Calling it quits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Venessa | 1/19/2014

    " WTF?!? I am deeply disturbed by incompetence and idiocy, wherever it strikes... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Oskar Arnold | 12/24/2013

    " Hugely detailed- one needs to be patient and very willing to make their way through this. "

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Schiller

Lawrence Schiller began his career as a photojournalist for Life, Newsweek, and Paris Match, among other periodicals, photographing some of the most iconic figures of the 1960s, from Marilyn Monroe to Lee Harvey Oswald to Robert F. Kennedy; from Ali and Foreman to Redford and Newman. The author of several New York Times bestselling books, including American Tragedy, his many collaborations include Norman Mailer’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Executioner’s Song. He has also directed and produced motion pictures and television miniseries, which have garnered an Oscar and seven Emmys. Schiller has been a consultant to NBC News and has written for the New Yorker, Daily Beast, and other publications. In 2008, he cofounded the Norman Mailer Center and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts.