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    John Cornwell's book "A Thief in the Night"? (I haven't read either this or Yallop's book.)

    "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

    by AaronInSanDiego on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 10:52:18 AM PDT

    •  Upset with the reaction to Yallop's book, (5+ / 0-)

      Joaquin Navarro-Valls sought out Cornwell to write another version of these events. While Cornwell states he was free to write whatever he chose, certain officials were made "available" to him and others refused to be interviewed. Navarro-Valls, a physician (psychiatrist) produced medical "evidence" for Cornwell attesting to Luciani's ill health and Cornwell, not surprisingly concluded that Luciani died from natural causes. Others, however, found it strange that 10 years after the fact, Navarro-Valls was able to produce this new evidence never before disclosed.  

      I've read both books. Yallop can rightly be criticized for using so many unattributable sources, but then again, one can understand their need to keep their identities secret. Yallop is an English crime reporter so his book has the ability to hold your interest if you like that genre.

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