This is the 9/4/11 issue of the Grand Rapids Press, "16 good books with Michigan ties". I hope they don't find out that I use one of their very bad articles (circa 1980) about the murder as an example of how much the story, over time, was influenced by rumor and opinion, and how little by actual research.
It was pretty evident from the first trial transcript that gossip and innuendo influents events even in the courtrooom. "Is there a clear path of evidence showing the accused committed murder?" "Well, he was carrying on with the housekeeper" "Guilty! Send the murderer to prison for life!"
Things don't change much?