Butterfly in the rain: the 1927 abduction and murder of Marion Parker

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield,
Pub. Date:
[2016?]
Language:
English
Description
On December 17, 1927 in Los Angeles, twelve year old Marion Parker, daughter of a prominent banker, was called to the school office where a stranger told her that her father had been in an accident and that she must leave with him right away. Fewer than 48 hours later, she was dead. What started as a tragic, but otherwise ordinary, kidnapping turned out to be a shocking murder by one of the period’s most twisted killers, William Edward Hickman. James L. Neibaur takes a step into history, depicting how this abduction was soon labeled the “crime of the century” and sparked a change in the nation’s attention to such cases. With a media-driven nationwide manhunt, one of the biggest and most wide-ranging in California history, and then a desperate attempt at sparing the killer’s life with the unfamiliar insanity plea, this infamous case left the abduction and murder of Marion Parker to be etched into 1920s pop culture.The murder of Marion Parker brought to light the unthinkable reality of child abduction. Neibaur resourcefully weaves together the events surrounding the crime in the context of the contemporary culture and attitudes of the late 1920s, covering the impact of the media’s first involvement in a criminal justice case, and how the admired notions of the glamorized ‘20s were crushed by this ordinary family’s chilling reality.
More Details
ISBN:
9781442251199
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDcf08b3ef-616f-1176-1be4-a062a91333a7
Grouping Titlebutterfly in the rain the 1927 abduction and murder of marion parker
Grouping Authorneibaur james l
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-08-23 04:38:34AM
Last Indexed2019-10-22 04:47:10AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Parker, Marion, 1915-1927.
authorNeibaur, James L., 1958-
author2-roleParker, Marion,1915-1927.
author_displayNeibaur, James L
available_at_arlingtonCentral
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
idcf08b3ef-616f-1176-1be4-a062a91333a7
isbn9781442251199
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b19057398.i20610415Central Adult Nonfiction364.1523 NEIBA1falsefalseOn ShelfJan 09, 2017can
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-10-22T08:47:10.706Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington364.1523 NEIBA
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
primary_isbn9781442251199
publishDate2016
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b19057398BookBooksEnglishRowman & Littlefield, [2016?]xviii, 207 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b19057398.i20610415On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetInsanity (Law) -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies
Kidnapping -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies
Murder -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies
Parker, Marion, -- 1915-1927
title_displayButterfly in the rain : the 1927 abduction and murder of Marion Parker
title_fullButterfly in the rain : the 1927 abduction and murder of Marion Parker / James L. Neibaur
title_shortButterfly in the rain
title_subthe 1927 abduction and murder of Marion Parker