The CBS Murders: A True Account of Greed and Violence in New York’s Diamond District Aug 9, 2016

Written by Richard Hammer

I usually like true crime books.  However this book got off to a slow start and I put it down and it took an effort to get back to the book. Richard Hammer’s THE CBS MURDERS actually has almost nothing to do with CBS. The only connection is that three employees of CBS, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time, innocently stumbled onto a hit in a Manhattan parking garage and were then executed by the hit man.

As the book progressed I got more into the book and it provided a real account to the murders. 

In my opinion, the book had a few minor problems with the book’s editing, mainly the picture section. While there are some excellent photos, there are also – for example – pictures of the garage and living room of Donald Nash, a major player in the account, but there are no pictures of Nash. Also, really sloppily, the picture of Margolies is labeled “Margoles”; and most egregiously, a picture of the body of Leo Kuranuki is labeled “Leo Kuranski” instantly changing his nationality from Japanese to Polish. And finally the capitol of Kentucky is Frankfort, not “Frankfurt”.

This book was given to me by the publisher via the Netgalley in exchange for an honest and objective review.


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