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From news reals to feature films, art imitates life which imitates art, which gets blamed for the corruption of our youth.

And they say Flattery will get you nowhere.

The Dumbbell Murder

This crime of passion and stupidity paved the way for a generation of detective novels, film noir and insurance claims. As the biggest case in Henry Flattery’s 12 years on the force, the “dumbell murder ” had dividends that paid in spades.