The Barton Murder: Did Somebody Get Away With Murder? The Mysterious and True Murder Story on Hamilton Mountain, A True Crime Story by Jack Smith

The Barton Murder: Did Somebody Get Away With Murder? A True Crime Story - Jack Smith, Marjorie Kramer

I received a free kindle copy of The Barton Murder: Did Somebody Get Away With Murder? The Mysterious and True Murder Story on Hamilton Mountain, A True Crime Story by Jack Smith in an Amazon promotion.

I gave this book four stars.

The body of the young woman found murdered was never identified, nor was her killer ever caught. It was interesting to read how limited the forensic tools in 1905 actually were.

"On October 12, the Times ran an editorial that deplored the ongoing failure to identify the victim. Stronger concern was expressed over the fact that the murderer's trail was growing colder by the hour."

Detective Greer was assigned to this case. In the past some of his interrogation methods were questionable, but his solve rate enabled him to stay active.

"Strangely, Detective Greer had unearthed possible evidence that the Barton victim & her killer had stayed in Toronto, & not Hamilton, the weekend before she was killed."

In this case Detective Greer arranged for an unauthorized second autopsy in which it was discovered that she was pregnant. His theory was that she had been killed because of that circumstance.

Even though it was a very 'cold' case, this book was interesting & I recommend it if you are interested in crime solving methods.