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Author Brottman, Mikita, 1966- author.

Title An unexplained death : the true story of a body at the Belvedere / Mikita Brottman.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2018]

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Non Fiction - BDBB-2  363.13 BRO    AVAILABLE
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  363.13 BRO    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  363.13 BRO    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  363.13 BRO    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  363.13 BRO    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  363.13 BRO    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  363.13 BRO    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and illustrations credits.
Summary "The poster is new. I notice it right away, taped to a utility pole. Beneath the word 'Missing,' printed in a bold, high-impact font, are two sepia-toned photographs of a man dressed in a bow tie and tux." Most people would keep walking. Maybe they'd pay a bit closer attention to the local news that evening. Mikita Brottman spent ten years sifting through the details of the missing man's life and disappearance, and his purported suicide by jumping from the roof of her own apartment building, the Belvedere. As Brottman delves into the murky circumstances surrounding Rey Rivera's death--which begins to look more and more like a murder--she contemplates the nature of and motives behind suicide, and uncovers a haunting pattern of guests at the Belvedere, when it was still a historic hotel, taking their own lives on the premises. Finally, she fearlessly takes us to the edge of her own morbid curiosity and asks us to consider our own darker impulses and obsessions.
Subject Rivera, Rey, -2006.
Missing persons -- Investigation -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Case studies.
Falls (Accidents) -- Investigation -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Case studies.
Falls (Accidents) -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst00920082
Missing persons -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01023707
Maryland -- Baltimore. (OCoLC)fst01204292
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Case studies.
ISBN 9781250169143 (hardcover)
1250169143

 
    
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