Murder, Lies and Cover-Ups by David Gardner
I just finished reading a very interesting book about conspiracy theories and some of the most famous deaths in our country’s history. This particular book focuses on the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and (of the UK) Princess Diana.
For instance, there has long been talk about the Mob being behind Kennedy’s death whether it be for revenge for not easing up on his cracking down on them or because his father was not doing so well with the mob himself, rumors circulated that JFK’s father went to the mob to help buy the election in his son’s favor in return for getting Jack and Bobby to lay off investigating organized crime activity. Some say when JFK took the Presidency and went gung ho after the mob that he was gunned down in retaliation for going back on the deal that was made.
And Marilyn Monroe. So many don’t believe that she took her own life. People closest to her knew of plans she was making for the future. But she was embroiled in a number or torrid love affairs with some very dangerous people, whether it be physical or the power they held.
Then there’s the tragic deaths of two of the Kings in music history, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. So many rumors have stirred about both of them, their behavior, their drug use, addiction and depression, not to mention unsavory characters weaseling into their lives.
Finally, Princess Diana. A woman the world thought was the epitome of goodness, charity, generosity and love and kindness. That beautiful smile and those innocent eyes his they tragic events of her day to day life, much in the way we all saw Jackie Kennedy pretend her President husband wasn’t sleeping with every girl that walked by. A broken marriage and the constant barrage of displeasure from the Royal Family made life very difficult for Di.
So, what really happened to these extraordinary people that, as it turns out, were just like anyone else? Was it the mob that killed JFK? What about Marilyn? Did her death have something to do with her romantic involvement with John or Bobby Kennedy? And what really DID kill Elvis? Was it his heart? Was it a drug overdose? Was it a money hungry snake in his band of brothers he’d formed to protect him?
The theories detailed in this book are clean-cut, easy to follow and very plausible. Of course, we’ll never REALLY know what happened but, out of all the theories I’ve heard, these sure do top the list as good possibilities. If you like real life mysteries, conspiracy theories or if you have an open mind, you would really find this book interesting. It was such a captivating read, I got through it pretty fast. I also think true crime buff would like this book. It reads like a true crime documentary show. Very informative, seems well researched and it presents complete theories and sound ideas of what happened. Not to mention that countless records and witness were scoured for evidence and the result, this book, is nothing short of mind blowing and fascinating.