In October 1985, three pipe bombs shattered the suburban calm of Salt Lake City, Utah. Two people, a young businessman and a grandmother, were killed and one young man wounded. All three were Mormons, and when investigators began sifting through the evidence, an amazing story emerged that shocked the world and shook the foundations of the Mormon ...
In October 1985, three pipe bombs shattered the suburban calm of Salt Lake City, Utah. Two people, a young businessman and a grandmother, were killed and one young man wounded. All three were Mormons, and when investigators began sifting through the evidence, an amazing story emerged that shocked the world and shook the foundations of the Mormon Church! A complex tale of God and greed that has been sold to CBS-TV as a four-hour miniseries.
Very Good in Good-dust jacket. Volume one only. Very minor dent in front cover's top edge, otherwise book is almost as new. DJ is not much to look at, but it provides plenty of protection and information.; 8-3/8" Tall, 489pp. Cream boards, black spine, bright gold lettering. TRUE CRIME. Large Print Book Club Edition. Volume one only. "In October of 1985, three citizens of Salt Lake City were victims of bombings. All three were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known to the world as the Mormons. The story that linked there three people in a circle of forgery, fraud, and murder would shock the world and shake the foundations of the Mormon Church. "
Good/Good. Good condition. Light foxing present. Light to moderate shelf wear, rubbing on covers. Binding intact. Good condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has light to moderate shelf wear, rubbing and light creasing. (K54)
(HOFMANN) NAIFEH, Steven and Gregory White Smith. THE MORMON MURDERS. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1988). 8vo. Cloth spine, boards, dust jack xii, 458, (1) pages. First edition. An account of Mark Hofmann, his forgeries, his other crimes, and his life.
Publishers Weekly, 1988-07-01 As part of a scathing depiction of a deceitful, materialistic Mormon Church, lawyers Naifeh and Smith (co-editors of the biennial directory The Best Lawyers in America , etc.) point out that the 1985 Salt Lake City scandals and bombings that convulsed the community had a precedent in certain dubious practices of the church's prophet and founder Joseph Smith. The suspenseful plot, involving a series of murders and a large cast of Mormons and police investigators, centers on the purchase and suppression by church officials of authentic and forged documents that cast doubts on basic tenets of their faith and attested to the cover-up of Smith's unsavory past. Under the threat of blackmail, the church bought many of these documents from the dealer-bomber Mark Hofmann; according to the authors, Hoffmann, after confessing the murders and forgeries, was allowed, thanks to the church's political influence, to plea bargain the murder indictment into a manslaughter charge thereby sparing the church an embarrassing trial that could have revealed its complicity. (September) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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