Books: Nightmare Remembered

KIDNAP (597 pp.)—George Waller-Dial ($6.95).

Tuesday, March 1, 1932, was raw and windy in central New Jersey. The baby in the still incomplete new house at Hopewell had caught the sniffles, and Nurse Betty Gow was careful to rub Vicks ointment on his chest before she put him to bed at 8. Two hours later, she tiptoed into the nursery to look in on her sleeping charge. But even before the light was snapped on, she sensed that the crib was empty.

So began a case that became, as no other crime ever did. a national...

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