To “Crime of the Century”
On March 1, 1932 a bold kidnapping would forever change the course of police work and the FBI. It would become known around the world as “The Crime of the Century.” 78 years later, what do the Lindbergh kidnapping, Seattle, and Ann Rule have in common? All are connected to Northwest author and Seattle Police Captain Neil Low’s debut novel, Thick as Thieves (Tigress Publishing,July 2008).
Recently featured as a Readers Favorite by Seattle Times Book Editor Mary Ann Gwinn and ending 2008 as the # 3 best-selling trade mystery paperback in Seattle (Independent Mystery Booksellers Association), Thick as Thieves is Seattle in the 1940’s: a rain-drenched harbor of greed, sex, and corruption--and now a mysterious murder. With his rich imagination, Low spins a tale of mystery that leads all the way to the “Crime of the Century”—the Lindbergh kidnapping.
Ann Rule, New York Times best selling author and true crime expert, had this to say about Low’s debut, “No one can write about cops and robbers like a real police officer. When they are good, they are very, very good, and Captain Neil Low is good as he magically captures another era in his new book. Reading it is akin to stepping into a film noir, shadowy, smoky, and shocking. No one is whom he seems to be, and each unveiling heightens the pace of high tension. How could the Lindbergh kidnapping be connected to Seattle? Low's vivid imagination makes one wonder..."
Read more about the Lindbergh Kidnapping at Time Magazine's Top 25 Crimes of the Century .
Thick as Thieves and Low's follow-up novel Sign of the Dragon (Tigress Publishing, 2009) are available at independent books stores, on-line through major book retailers, or through his official website, www.neillow.com