It was one of the bleakest times in US history, the Great Depression. People were desperate, some to believe neighbors would help each other while others were desperate to claw their own way to survival, no matter the cost. High in the Cascade Mountain Range, a destitute family and a man using all his wiles to save himself from a similar fate crossed paths. The results were destructive and deadly.
The Grimm family, author Michael Grimm’s own ancestors, befriended a seemingly harmless drifter. In the months that followed, the family found no peace but was instead tormented by him. His eventual prosecution received national attention.
The Grimm family still carries the scars of those events. As a forensic scientist for four decades, Grimm knows first-hand not only the generational pain of such an event but the research behind such pain. Tell Edith Goodbye: A True Crime Story of Depravity and Obsession During the Great Depression reminds us that regardless of who you are and where you live, horrific things can occur without provocation.
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Write a Review Your Rating: Review Guidelines Your Review If your taste in books runs the gamut from true stories to crime stories to historical stories than you will certainly want to obtain a copy of this one. "Tell Edith Goodbye." The author's personal research covering a ten year period alone gives you a sense of what transpired and why he was able to write such a detailed story even though it concerned a long ago event in his own family. It begins about eighty years ago and covers in detail about a three year period during which the description at the bottom of the front page of the book describes in detail. There is much more that the book presents and I couldn't put it down and finished it in about two days.