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The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress - Ariel Lawhon

This was before my time but evidently the disappearance of U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Judge Joseph Crater in the 1930's was a huge story in its hey day. This book reconstructs that famous mystery through the eyes of his wife, Stella Crater, their maid, Maria Simon and his alleged mistress, Sally Lou Ritz. There actually aren't alot of facts known about Sally and Maria as the author's note in the back of the book explains in detail but it was still one heck of a story. Lawhon really takes you back to the 30's and gives you a front seat look at an era full of showgirls, bootleggers, mobsters and corrupt politicians.  If you're curious about how these three women are intertwined with this unsolved mystery then definitely read it!