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Cathy Scott joins Dr. Laurie Roth’s Wednesday True Crime Author segment to talk about several of her recent and upcoming projects, the release of Murder in Beverly Hills and the latest, UNCONDITIONAL HONOR: Wounded Warriors and Their Dogs, co-authored with photographer Clay Myers who worked with Scott on her previous book, PAWPRINTS OF KATRINA.
Cathy Scott is putting the finishing touches on her latest book, the biography of “Freeway” Rick Ross, a reformed drug kingpin from the 1980s who supplied crack cocaine to South Central Los Angeles an ultimately to other parts of the country. Ross’s supplier turned out to be an undercover DEA informant from Nicaragua who sent the funds back to supply the Iran-Contra army..
To see the complete list of books and articles by Cathy Scott, please visit her website: http://cathyscott.com
Murder in Beverly Hills:
Christmas Eve 2000 marked the day the lifeless body of Susan Berman, born to a Las Vegas mobster in 1945, was found in her modest home in a wooded neighborhood. Her three precious wire-haired fox terriers had been running in and out of her house, barking frantically. If the dogs – Lulu, Romeo, and Golda were trying to tell someone something bad had happened, it worked. The dogs were the only witnesses to her murder.
Growing up, Susan Berman’s childhood was idyllic. She was Las Vegas Mob royalty, the daughter of a Mob boss who ran the Flamingo and furnished his only child with anything money could buy. But halfway through her childhood, dream exploded. Susan’s father died without warning during a routine surgery. Next, Susie Berman’s mother died by her own hand the next year when she overdosing on drugs. Susie was whisked away from the only home she’d ever known, parentless and living with an uncle and his family and sent away to boarding school. Fast forward to college where Susan met her soul mate, Robert Durst. They became best friends and each other’s confidants. Durst went to work for his wealthy father at the Durst Organization in Manhattan while Susan became a journalist, writing about women’s cultural issues for newspapers and magazines. She followed Durst to New York, where he married the beautiful Kathie McCormack. Then, Kathie disappeared and Susan stood by her best friend Robert, despite suspicions that Durst had caused the demise of his wife.
Twenty years later, as police closed in on Durst and reopened the case, seeking to interview his best friends, Susan was murdered. Few clues were found. Who did it and why? Was it the Mob? A trusted friend? Murder in Beverly Hills (an updated, revised edition of Murder of a Mafia Daughter) answers those questions. Exclusive information about the investigation is included in this edition, as well as new interviews of police detectives, Susan’s friends, family and colleagues, and new information about Robert Durst is revealed.
The Roth Show: Cathy Scott, Author and Pet Activist Talks Murder in Beverly Hills
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- Freeway Ricky Ross Details Autobiographical Book With Journalist Cathy Scott (allhiphop.com)