• by Donald A. Davis, Steve Thomas
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Perhaps the most compelling murder case of our day, the death of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey galvanized the nation - and years after it occurred, the mystery still endures. Who killed the young beauty queen and why? Who is covering up for whom, and who is simply lying? In JonBenet, the most authoritative and comprehensive study of the Ramsey murder, a former lead Boulder Police detective, Steve Thomas, explores the case in vivid and fascinating detail - pointing the way toward an analysis of the evidence some deem too shocking to consider.
Here, Thomas raises these and many other provocative questions:
How was the investigation botched from the beginning, and why did police so carelessly allow the crime scene to be tampered with?
Why were John and Patsy Ramsey protected from early questioning and any lie-detector tests, even though their stories and behavior were erratic, suspicious, and inconsistent?
Why was crucial evidence ignored, why were certain key witnesses unquestioned by detectives, and why were the Ramseys privy to sensitive information about the case and even police reports?


What the Critics Say

"From my investigation of the Ramsey murder, Steve Thomas was the lead detective on the case from the beginning and may know what happened better than anyone." (Lawrence Schiller, New York Times best-selling author)


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Customer Reviews

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Interesting but flawed

I have read widely about this tragic and yet - for those with an interest in the dynamics of true crime investigations - fascinating mystery. I was aware of the Steve Thomas angle and fully expecting this to be his own personal account. I can't deny someone right at the heart of the story their right to tell it how they saw it. I do t even fundamentally differ from him in terms of what I think could be a plausible scenario. This is an account worth listening to. However, I was disappointed with quite the extent to which this was partial. It descended into self worth, ranting and character assassination in places that can't do justice to Thomas' unique knowledge and perspective. I just lost a little respect for him in places to the extent that I did wonder if he honestly was capable of seeing beyond his initial conclusion. This is worth a listen but I would urge reading more widely also. Good, unobtrusive narration in the whole, though with a tendency to petulance/snideness in tone: one could almost feel the spirit of Thomas standing in the recording booth telling him to put more aggression into his tone!!
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- AnnieJuly

Genuine and heartfelt

Frustrating - gripping - informative - uncompromising ... oh, and did I mention frustrating? Expert material, expertly delivered by the narrator, who did the author proud. More recent developments in the JonBenet case have done nothing to 'date' this material, rather add to it's fascination.
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- D. Oxford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-12-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio