The case remains controversial to this day, and Junger explores every fascinating facet of it. Roy Smith, a guy who had cleaned the victim's home, was convicted and sentenced to life. The man who was working down the street at the Junger house turned out to be the Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo. Yet DeSalvo maintained that he never killed the Belmont woman, whose murder nonetheless bore characteristics of the Strangler's methods. Junger attempts to pull it all together in his riveting new book. Just don't expect a tidy conclusion. "In Boston," he says, "you can still get into arguments in bars about whether DeSalvo did it."
Thu., May 18, 7 p.m.