Finding Chandra

Finding Chandra

A True Washington Murder Mystery

Large Print - 2010
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It was the mystery that gripped the nation during the summer of 2001: the sudden disappearance of young intern Chandra Levy and the possible involvement of Congressman Gary Condit. And then the case went cold. Six years after her disappearance, investigative editors of the Washington Post pitched two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors their idea: Revisit the case and find out what happened to her. This is their story.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press ; Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410428653
Branch Call Number: LP 364.1523 HIG NVD
Characteristics: 455 p. (large print) : ill., map ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Horwitz, Sari
Alternative Title: True Washington murder mystery


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Jan 21, 2017

I remember when the disappearance of Chandra Leavy was in the news. At the time I would have bet that Congressman Condit had everything to do with it.

This book does a good job of telling the story from the day she went missing all the way through the investigation of Condit and finally police linking an attacker in a Washington DC park to the missing woman.

The book also shows how the public (and Condit's constituents) quickly turned against him when his life was linked to a young, attractive and missing young lady in Washington.

Aug 27, 2015

Unless you were living under a rock during the spring and summer of 2001, there was no escaping the case of Chandra Levy. When it was discovered that the 24-year old missing intern was having an affair with California Congressman Gary Condit, the story went radioactive overnight. Speculation and innuendo dominated the news cycle as police zeroed in on an evasive Condit. But while this media circus was unfolding, an illegal alien from El Salvador was arrested on two counts of assaulting female joggers in the same park where Levy's body was eventually found. Finding Chandra does an excellent job in documenting how the DC police botched this investigation from the start by chasing newspaper headlines instead of focusing on a suspect where a substantial amount of circumstantial evidence was pointing towards his guilt. Whether you're a fan of True Crime or Netflix's House of Cards, you'll definitely burn through this book almost as fast as I did!

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