The Lazarus Files: A Cold Case Investigation
The is such an excellent true crime story about the murder of Sherri Rasmussen back in February 1986. She was a newly married director of critical care nursing at Glendale Adventist Hospital. It is meticulously told, a bit too much so, in that it comes out to six hundred plus pages. Some repetitious areas where really, we got it the first time. But that aside, the cold case gets traction after DNA comes into play and the husband’s old girlfriend, LA cop Stephanie Lazarus is finally suspect #1, as she should have been long ago. Stephanie is a real piece of work, as you will know by reading this book.
My original review went poof, so I’m piecing this together from memory. It’s a good book, but I give a warning for the length. But maybe you’re in the mood for a good long book. There is a chapter on The Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez you could probably skip if you are already familiar with him and want to cut out some filler. Otherwise, enjoy and I can’t wait to see what you think of this book. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Matthew McGough, and the publisher.
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co – 624 pages
Published: April 30th, 2019
RATED: 3/5 Stars
The Author- Matthew McGough was born in New York. He is the author of “Bat Boy: Coming of Age with the New York Yankees” and has also worked as a screenwriter for LAW & ORDER. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.