The Story of the Mormon Forgery MurdersBook - 1988
What was the "salamander letter" and why were so many people determined to possess--and to conceal--it? Why was this one of the most unusual cases in American forensic history?
A skilled con artist by anyone's assessment, Mark Hofmann eluded exposure by police and document authenticators--the FBI, Library of Congress, the LDS historical department, and polygraph experts--until George Throckmorton discovered the telltale microscopic alligatoring that was characteristic of the forgeries. What ensued was a suspense-ridden cat-and-mouse game between seasoned prosecutors and a clever, homicidal criminal. In the end, this story only verifies that some facts are indeed stranger than fiction.