Mortal Remains: A True Story of Ritual Murder

Mortal Remains A True Story of Ritual Murder An account of the organized underworld of ritualistic terror operating in a picturesque Massachusetts town discusses the work of police forensic scientists and anthropologists to piece together a se

  • Title: Mortal Remains: A True Story of Ritual Murder
  • Author: Henry Scammell
  • ISBN: 9780061099588
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
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    • Henry Scammell

      A self described slow starter who was raised in Massachusetts, Henry Scammell applied to Harvard College in 1951, and flunked out before completing his first term He spent the next several years employed as a cook in the merchant marine a ticket agent for Pan Am at Idlewild a credit investigator for Household Finance and traveling the world.Returning to Harvard as a freshman in 1958, he graduated two years later with a bachelor s degree magna cum laude and the Bell Prize for contributing to the understanding of American literature He later received a diploma from the International Marketing Institute at Harvard Business School He spent five years with the consulting firm A.D Little, then freelanced as a business writer for several years before starting Scammell Associates, a high tech advertising agency in Boston.In 1982 he became a full time writer and moved to East Orleans where he indulged his love of clamming, fishing and berry picking Scammell served on the steering committee of the Arthritis Institute of the National Hospital and was co founder of The Road Back Foundation His 12 books, often collaborations, were published in several languages He also wrote than 500 magazine and newspaper articles.

    106 thoughts on “Mortal Remains: A True Story of Ritual Murder

    • What an interesting story.I am glad I managed to buy a copy of this book. Never heard of these killings before.After reading this I must say I wonder how they managed to keep Drew in Jail. Robin has changed her testimony so many times, she was totally not trustworthy.I was sick to read she managed to strike a deal (Murphy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for Marsden’s death and was given immunity for other crimes in return for her testimony) which in general meant she would be able to be [...]


    • Who knew these crazy things happened where I grew up! This book was recommended by my aunt, and I put it off for over a year because the idea of it freaked me out. I finally read it and am glad I did. It was a really quick read, and very interesting. Not nearly as scary as I thought it would be, until the end where one of the murders is recapped in full detail. If you're from the Fall River area and are interested in the history of crime, this is a good read.


    • As someone who grew up in New Bedford and was only a few years younger than the prime players in this tragic tale, I was very aware of this when it happened. The book is an easy read and absolutely haunting. Makes you wonder how people survive at all in those kinds of environments. Bill Drew was certainly a criminal, but you've got to wonder if he got a bum rap on the murder.


    • It's a good book, easy read, and interesting. I had Carl Drew as an inmate in the prison where I was a Correction Officer and have his prison I.D. as a book mark.What is unsettling is what passes for evidence that can put a man in prison for the rest of his life.Carl Drew might have been someone the D.A. and the police wanted off the street, and let me tell you, in prison Drew has a presents that commands respect. He may be guilty of the crimes of which he is committed, but he was not fairly tri [...]




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