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Adam Walsh
A murder, a bad investigation, and finally, a killer found
A murder, a bad investigation, and finally, a killer found

If you like your true crime populated by clever killers, tenacious detectives and intriguing, eccentric suspects, and if you demand a whodunit mystery with a satisfying measure of redemption, "Bringing Adam Home" is not the book for you. This is a tale of lazy, incompetent detectives, an unkempt, gap-toothed killer with an IQ of 75, and an investigation by the Hollywood (Fla.) Police Department that was so amateurish it took an outsider to clear the case — 27 years after the murder. "Bringing Adam Home" chronicles the kidnapping and murder of 6-year-old Adam Walsh, which transformed his father into a national symbol for victim's rights and, according to the...

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