Blood Will Out: A True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

Blood Will Out: A True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

Walter Kirn Paperback, 272 pages; 2015 (2014)
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Walter Kirn's engrossing memoir begins with the author embarking upon a bizarre errand: escorting a paraplegic and incontinent dog across the country to its new owner, eccentric banker/art collector/ son of American privilege Clark Rockefeller. The two men stayed in touch, maintaining a decade-long friendship until 2008, when, after kidnapping his own daughter, Rockefeller was revealed to be a serial con man named Christian Gerhartsreiter (no relation to the Rockefeller family). Even more shocking, in 2013, Gerhartsreiter was convicted of a grisly 1985 murder. This gripping exploration of "the fathomless human genius for credulity, wishful thinking, and self deception" offers a fascinatingly intimate profile of a dangerous sociopath as well as a very personal meditation on what it means to be seduced by such an elaborate fraud. (AG)

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