Publication Day Book Review
8 July 2021
My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book
Drawing on unseen police files, Marilyn Monroe’s private diary and first-hand testimony, this book makes the most persuasive case yet that Robert Kennedy was directly responsible for her death.
It details Marilyn Monroe’s tumultuous personal involvement with him and his brother, President John Kennedy. The new evidence and testimony is provided by Mike Rothmiller who, as an agent of the Organised Crime Intelligence Division (OCID) of the LAPD, had direct personal access to hundreds of secret files on exactly what happened at Marilyn Monroe’s Californian home on August 5th 1962. With his training and specialist knowledge, Rothmiller used that unseen information to get to the heart of the matter, to the people who were there the night Marilyn Monroe died - two of whom played major roles in the cover-up - and the wider conspiracy to protect the Kennedys at all costs.
There will be those with doubts, but to them, the lawman - who has advised the White House, the Pentagon and international crime agencies - says the printed, forensic and oral evidence are totally convincing. He insists: ‘If I presented my evidence in any court of law, I’d get a conviction.’
📖 My thoughts..
It's almost sixty years since her death and yet there is a still a fascination with Marilyn Monroe, who is, after all, one of the most celebrated, and quite possibly, most misunderstood, icons of the twentieth century. That her life, and subsequent tragic, and unexplained, death still haunts us is the subject of this fascinating theory into just who was responsible for her death in August, 1962.
Mike Rothmiller served for ten years with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and during that time he had access to certain secret files and from the knowledge gleaned from the files and from first hand testimonies and private diary entries he makes his case that Robert Kennedy, who was then, Attorney General, was responsible for Marilyn Monroe's death.
There has been much written about Marilyn Monroe's alleged suicide, and there is endless speculation and not to forget countless conspiracy theories into just what happened on the night of August 4th, 1962 when Marilyn was home alone in her Californian residence. That there are dark secrets in the life of this enigmatic actress have long been known but the authors make a convincing case of presenting their new evidence in a consistent and believable manner.
The book is complex as any investigation into an unexplained death must be and the authors give a comprehensive account of all those who featured in Marilyn's tragically short life, from the US security systems which were in place to trace her every move, to the men, in authority, and in the celebrity spotlight, who exploited and abused Marilyn for their own sexual gratification, and ultimately to the most powerful family in America, the Kennedys, who had so much to lose if Marilyn Monroe carried through her threat to expose them.
As with all speculation, I am sure that there will be those who discount this theory as just another fabrication of facts but Mike Rothmiller's argument that Robert Kennedy was responsible for Marilyn's Monroe's death is convincing and sheds a whole new light onto what happened on August 4th and 5th, 1962.
Both fascinating, and disturbing, in equal measure Bombshell is a compelling read and its theory into Marilyn Monroe's tragic death is certainly one that I shall continue to ponder over for some time to come.
About the Authors
Mike Rothmiller served for ten years with the Los Angeles Police Department [LAPD], including five years as a deep undercover detective with the Organised Crime Intelligence Division [OCID]. He is the author of numerous books, his first, LA Secret Police: Inside the Elite LAPD Spy Network, was a New York Times bestseller. Alongside his dedication to public service, Mike Rothmiller has established a media career producing television documentaries and working as a correspondent and presenter for America’s PBS, ESPN and other international television markets.
Douglas Thompson is the author of major Hollywood biographies to revelatory bestsellers about remarkable people and events. The author, broadcaster and international journalist is a regular contributor to major newspapers and magazines worldwide. With Christine Keeler, he wrote her revealing memoir The Truth At Last. His bestseller, The Dark Heart of Hollywood, detailed the history and influence of organised crime on the film capital and is being developed as a multi-season television series.
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