Book Reviews

Library Journal
Lachman (executive producer, Inside Edition; A Secret Life) details the “coldest case in U.S. history,” from the kidnapping of Maria Ridulph in 1957 to the conviction of her killer 55 years later, in 2012. Maria was just seven years old when she disappeared from her Sycamore, IL, neighborhood.

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New York Post

On Sept. 11, 2008, a woman named Janet Tessier — tormented for 14 years by her mother’s deathbed confession — drafted an e-mail to the Illinois State Police. She had tried to alert authorities twice before, to no avail, and this would be her final attempt.

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Publishers Weekly

“Lachman (The Last Lincolns: The Rise and Fall of a Great American Family) does an outstanding job of making the resolution of a horrific cold-case murder into a gripping page-turner.

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Documentary Reviews

New York Times

Television is full of true-crime stories, many of them trashily told, but the genre is well served by the one offered on Wednesday night on LMN, “Footsteps in the Snow.” It’s a movie-length treatment of what is often described as the coldest cold case ever solved, the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old girl in Sycamore, Ill.
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