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Murder at Teal's Pond : Hazel Drew and the mystery that inspired Twin Peaks

Bushman, David (author.). Givens, Mark T., (author.). Frost, Mark, (writer of foreword.).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 363.2595 BUS (Text) 33500013522412 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 363.2595 BUS (Text) 33500013522404 New Checked out 08/18/2022
Greenbush Public Library 363.2595 BUS (Text) 35500006543324 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1542026423
  • ISBN: 9781542026420
  • ISBN: 1542026431
  • ISBN: 9781542026437
  • Physical Description: 326 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of plates ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "A brilliantly researched reinvestigation into the nearly forgotten century-old murder that inspired one of the most seductive mysteries in the history of television and film. In 1908, Hazel Drew was found floating in a pond in Sand Lake, New York, beaten to death. The unsolved murder inspired rumours, speculation, ghost stories, and, almost a century later, the phenomenon of Twin Peaks. Who killed Hazel Drew? Like Laura Palmer, she was a paradox of personalities -- a young, beautiful puzzle with secrets. Perhaps the even trickier question is, Who was Hazel Drew? Seeking escape from her poor country roots, Hazel found work as a domestic servant in the notoriously corrupt metropolis of Troy, New York. Fate derailed her plans for reinvention. But the investigation that followed her brutal murder was fraught with red herrings, wild-goose chases, and unreliable witnesses. Did officials really follow the leads? Or, did they bury them to protect the guilty? The likely answer is revealed in an absorbing true mystery that's ingeniously reconstructed and every bit as haunting as the cultural obsession it inspired."--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #1
    While Bushman and Givens may have been inspired to research an unsolved murder case because of their love of the television show Twin Peaks, what follows is much less a comparison between Laura Palmer and Hazel Drew than a deep dive into historical documents piecing together what happened in upstate New York in 1908. After she is found dead floating in a pond and an autopsy reveals that she was likely murdered, the investigation into Hazel Drew's homicide yields continual revelations and contradictions about her life. Her family and friends seem to be completely unaware of Hazel's many admirers, and DA Jarvis O'Brien turns up possible links to wild sex parties and high-ranking area politicians. Red herrings abound—a cantankerous uncle, a deceptive aunt, a young farmhand obsessed with Hazel—yet the authors claim they have found the killer, and while their conclusion may be less than satisfying to some, the story is fascinating and the added historical details add depth. Those interested in true crime, especially of an archival nature, will relish this. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: New York (State)
Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
Murder New York (State)
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) New York (State)
Drew, Hazel
Genre: True crime stories.
True crime stories.
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