[PW] Robert Ludlum plot?

Barbara Schmidt schmidtbrb at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 11:47:09 PDT 2020


I have just finished reading the true crime book BLUFFING TEXAS STYLE by
Michael Vinson (Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2020).  It is an account of the
thefts, forgeries, and arsons of rare book dealer Johnny Jenkins who staged
his suicide to look like murder. In the book Vinson reports that the idea
for staging the suicide may have come from a plot in a Ludlum novel Jenkins
read (sometime prior to 1986). But Vinson was unable to identify such a
novel. The closest he could come was to an Arthur Conan Doyle story “The
Problem of Thor Bridge” (Vinson, p. 219). Is anyone familiar with any
Ludlum plot lines that would include a “suicide to look like murder” or a
“murder to look like suicide” scenario?

Thanks, Barb


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