Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker

Murder of the Banker s Daughter The Killing of Marion Parker From award winning criminologist R Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and The Sex Slave Murders comes a powerful new historical true crime short Murder of the B

  • Title: Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker
  • Author: R. Barri Flowers
  • ISBN: 9781311371416
  • Page: 129
  • Format: ebook
  • From award winning criminologist R Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and The Sex Slave Murders, comes a powerful new historical true crime short, Murder of the Banker s Daughter The Killing of Marion Parker.On December 15, 1927, 12 year old Marion Parker, daughter of a prominent banker was brazenly abducted from her junior high schoFrom award winning criminologist R Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and The Sex Slave Murders, comes a powerful new historical true crime short, Murder of the Banker s Daughter The Killing of Marion Parker.On December 15, 1927, 12 year old Marion Parker, daughter of a prominent banker was brazenly abducted from her junior high school in Los Angeles, California in a bizarre ransom scheme Two days later, the girl s dismembered remains were left behind by a brutal killer, destroying a family and unnerving the entire city.This caused pandemonium as the perpetrator managed to evade immediate capture, leading to a manhunt by authorities unlike any in recent memory The horror of the crime was reminiscent of one 14 years earlier involving 13 year old Mary Phagan, who was murdered at a pencil factory in Atlanta, and 5 years later when the 20 month old son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh was abducted from the family s New Jersey home and brutally slain.The killer of Marion Parker was identified as former bank messenger William Edward Hickman, a 19 year old with a score to settle and an appetite for killing.The career criminal s capture, trial, and ultimate fate captured the public s imagination, while putting attention on the age old vulnerability of children in this country targeted by child predators and the often tragic consequences that rings true to this day.Included with the story are bonus excerpts of R Barri Flowers bestselling true crime shorts, Murder at the Pencil Factory and Mass Murder in the Sky, as well as an excerpt of the author s international bestselling true crime book, The Sex Slave Murders.Follow R Barri Flowers in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr and rbarriflowers and rbarriflowers.

    One thought on “Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker”

    1. This is not a book, but more the length of a short story. I finished the main body of it in a half-hour; the first 28% (Kindle) was introduction, contents, etc and the final 30% was previews of other stories and footnotes.The event happened in 1927, and details from the time are scant. It really doesn't deserve more than a quick overview, given that the murderer was identified within days and he was captured, confessed, and tried with little fanfare. It was certainly grisly and tragic. There are [...]

    2. Very interesting but quick read. This book is a short but interesting read. R. Barry Flowers tackles the sad story of a child's murder. I will look for more of this author works.

    3. A tragic, haunting storyTrue crime fans will recognize the name Marion Parker, but this author includes a gold mine of details about the case.Marion Parker, age 12, was abducted from her school and her kidnapper demanded ransom from her banker father. The first attempt to exchange the money for the child failed because of police presence.However, the kidnapper again contacted Mr. Parker and another meeting was set. Mr. Parker could see Marion sitting in the car, so he handed over the ransom mone [...]

    4. Short sharp and to the point red! There is no messing around with this book. It pulls no punches when describing the more gory details, so be prepared. In saying that, the Bankers Daughter could have been a little longer? It works when giving an excerpt, bit the main story could have done to be expanded slightly. Good read, would certainly read more of this authors work.

    5. This was an okay book just wish it was longer more information would have been nice but it was short and to the point. A true crime story of a child murder in the 1940's in California. Would recommend to true crime fans.

    6. Informative, tragicI'm very interested in true crime stories. This was very informative and I love that the author included excerpts from other stories as well as links to his other books. I am shocked at the gruesome nature of Marion's death. rest her soul.

    7. Short and sweet. You can read this in a half hour or less. Not enough time to get overly detailed or boring.

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