Murder at Teal's Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks

Murder at Teal's Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks

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, true-crime, 2022, Crime, Nonfiction, Mystery, History, Thriller, Historical

A brilliantly researched reinvestigation into the nearly forgotten century-old murder that inspired one of the most seductive mysteries in the history of television and film.

In 1908, Hazel Drew was found floating in a pond in Sand Lake, New York, beaten to death. The unsolved murder inspired rumors, speculation, ghost stories, and, almost a century later, the phenomenon of Twin Peaks. Who killed Hazel Drew? Like Laura Palmer, she was a paradox of personalities—a young, beautiful puzzle with secrets. Perhaps the even trickier question is, Who was Hazel Drew?

Seeking escape from her poor country roots, Hazel found work as a domestic servant in the notoriously corrupt metropolis of Troy, New York. Fate derailed her plans for reinvention. But the investigation that followed her brutal murder was fraught with red herrings, wild-goose chases, and unreliable witnesses. Did officials really follow the leads? Or did they bury them to protect the guilty?

The likely answer is revealed in an absorbing true mystery that’s ingeniously reconstructed and every bit as haunting as the cultural obsession it inspired.

Title:Murder at Teal's Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks
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    Murder at Teal's Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks Reviews

  • Anadarko52

    A Boring True Crime Book This book involves the early 1900s murder of a young woman named Hazel Drew in New York State. It is touted as the inspiration for Twin Peaks, but I don’t see it. The book, ...

  • Joe Stafura

    Interesting enough…This was a good read around an unsolved murder, probably about 75 pages too long and somewhat repetitive.Lesson learned, “The power held by political entities has warped over ti...

  • Becky Plankenhorn

    Couldn’t finish reading this book. Yikes!...

  • Richard Propes

    An Amazon First Read this month, "Murder at Teal's Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks" is an incredibly well researched account of 1908 murder of 20-year-old Hazel Drew, a murde...

  • VICKI HERBERT

    Who Killed Laura Palmer... er, That is Hazel Drew...3 1/2 stars. This true story relates the mystery of the murder of 20 year old Hazel Irene Drew, a crime which inspired the off-beat drama series TWI...

  • Emily

    Glad I picked this one!This book delivered everything it promised it would be and more. Really enjoyed it and would love to read more. ...

  • Nina

    The story of Hazel Drew’s failed murder investigation is a tale of politics, sexism, and the yellow press. Although her death occurred in 1908, the story reverberated through the years and became th...

  • Lauren Coleman

    A thorough investigation Clearly a lot of research went into the book and this is all retold to the reader with objectivity allowing us to make our own judgements with the authors theory being told at...

  • Tamera Crombie

    Hash and re-hash.I found this book to be dull and boring. The same material is gone over several times. I do not recommend this book. Too many unanswered questions about the main character, Hazel Drew...

  • Diana M Dunbar

    As a fan of the Twin Peaks series I was intrigued when this came up on my Amazon First Reads list. The authors attempt to solve the murder of Hazel Drew, a beautiful 20 year country girl from Troy NY ...