By William Norris
The abduction and homicide of Charles Lindbergh's baby son, and the next trial and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, were a resource of fascination for greater than 70 years. Now, for the 1st time, William Norris delves into resources of knowledge neglected via prior investigators and springs up with the identification of the real perpetrator.
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He was told to bring the money with him. This was a problem. The money was not yet ready, and Breckinridge said it would be several days before he could get it. Condon insisted that he must keep the appointment anyway, and got into Al Reich's Ford coupe. Breckinridge warned him to take care; these people were dangerous. But he did not go to the rendezvous himself; Condon and Reich were on their own. The assigned spot was little more than a mile away, and the note was under the stone. It directed Condon to cross the road and follow the fence in the cemetery direction to 233rd Street where he would be met.
Now this is interesting because, though few people knew it at the time – and it certainly did not emerge at the trial – Lindbergh was partially deaf. " I can sympathise with this, because I happen to suffer from the same affliction for the same reason: prolonged exposure to the very loud noise of the engine in a very small aircraft. And I would certainly not vouch to hear a voice from that distance while sitting inside a car with the windows closed, facing in the opposite direction, let alone identify it years later as belonging to a particular person.
The result, as we know, was Violet's tragic suicide when the Inspector threatened to call again. 60 A Talent to Deceive Violet Sharp's whereabouts on the night of the kidnapping had been firmly established: she was at a speakeasy called the Peanut Grill with three casual acquaintances, and there she demurely drank coffee and danced a little. But had they gone there at Violet's suggestion? Had she been there before? If so, had she got to know people connected with the place who might conceivably have been linked to the kidnapping?
A Talent to Deceive. Who REALLY Killed the Lindberg Baby? by William Norris