Death of a Dream #2020

Death of a Dream By Paul LaRosa Death of a Dream A BEAUTIFUL GIRL WITH AMBITIOUS DREAMS DID FOLLOWING HER HEART COST HER LIFE Award winning journalists from TV s Hours Mystery go inside the case that shocked even jaded New Yorkers the murder of a
  • Title: Death of a Dream
  • Author: Paul LaRosa
  • ISBN: 9781416546610
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • Death of a Dream By Paul LaRosa A BEAUTIFUL GIRL WITH AMBITIOUS DREAMS DID FOLLOWING HER HEART COST HER LIFE Award winning journalists from TV s 48 Hours Mystery go inside the case that shocked even jaded New Yorkers the murder of aspiring dancer Catherine Woods She was a gifted midwestern beauty, the daughter of Ohio State University s marching band director to dance on Broadway Soon after higA BEAUTIFUL GIRL WITH AMBITIOUS DREAMS DID FOLLOWING HER HEART COST HER LIFE Award winning journalists from TV s 48 Hours Mystery go inside the case that shocked even jaded New Yorkers the murder of aspiring dancer Catherine Woods She was a gifted midwestern beauty, the daughter of Ohio State University s marching band director to dance on Broadway Soon after high school graduation, Catherine left Columbus for New York City, determined to be a star Three years later, she was dead murdered in cold blood in her East Side apartment The shocking revelations that emerged from the police investigation made tabloid headlines few knew that the struggling artist paid her bills by dancing in a topless club But there was another hidden facet to Catherine s life a shattering love triangle with two men, one of whom would ultimately be convicted of her brutal stabbing death It s a chilling account of obsession, violence, and the surprising, minute evidence on which the entire case hinged For a talented young woman reaching for the top, and the heartbroken family she left behind, it is truly the death of a dream.
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    1. Paul LaRosa

      I m so happy with the reviews of my memoir Leaving Story Avenue, my journey from the projects to the front page Here are just a few The NY Times A captivating and vivid memoir Ken Auletta of The New Yorker magazine A poignant and funny memoir The Newark Star Ledger Paul LaRosa nails the twilight era of American newspapers with the aplomb of the award winning journalist he became Tom Robbins, investigative journalist LaRosa has a great ear, a great eye and a great sense of self effacing humora marvelous tale of a fast disappearing part of New York Of the 17 reader reviews on , 16 of them are 5 star and the other is a 4 star review Thanks everyone.Paul

    578 thoughts on “Death of a Dream”

    1. Hi everyone,My latest book Death of a Dream co writter with CBS News Correspondent Erin Moriarty will be published on Tuesday March 25th and of course I d encourage you all to pick up a copy and read it I ll be happy to answer your questions.It s the story of a young woman who came to NYC to become a Broadway dancer and instead only found tragedy To this day, it s still hard to believe that the person convicted of murdering her really did it He was much too intelligent and accomplished This is f [...]


    2. this book is based on a true story i was drawn to this book, obviously, because it is about a dancer who moves to nyc to make it in the big apple she lives there for about 3 years or so before she is brutally murdered in her apartment very intertesting story some parts of the trial are word for word in the book one of the men she had 2 in her life was eventually convicted of her murder, but he still says he is innocent according to the evidence in the case, it is hard to saymetimes, you think th [...]


    3. Death of a Dream, a real life story about Catherine Woods, was interesting on several levels Even though the writers jumped around a lot from one time to another and one character to another, I felt the pain of Catherine s family and the tragedy of having dreams die literally The investigation and procedures left me with many questions about why certain procedures that should have been necessary were not performed, like not getting Paul s fingerprints The investigators came across as mucking up [...]


    4. An aspiring dancer moves from Ohio to New York City to pursue her dream Unfortunately she is brutally murdered This book explores the investigation in detail that we got from the TV report done on the case also done by the authors The authors did a terrific job of not descending into sensationalistic smut as many would have done when the fact that the victim was earning money as an exotic dancer was revealed Then just when I had a vague feeling that the authors must believe the convicted man wa [...]


    5. Now, I like a little true crime here and there In fact Tru TV formerly Court TV is favorite of mine on Saturday night However, while this one was written fairly well, had I known how much sexual stuff was intertwined with this murder mystery, I wouldn t have read it I was particulary disturbed by the testimony of the man eventually convicted for this crime I know that you have to report it as it happened, but if I hadn t been almost done with the book, I would have probably stopped reading it To [...]


    6. I found this story interesting because it was written by a hometown news reporter, Erin Moriarity, about a hometown girl the daughter of the very talented Jon Woods, director of the OSU marching band Beautiful, talented in her own right, yet savagely murdered in the Big Apple the place she made home in her quest to make it A very sad story Some very strange characters Did Paul Cortez do it Only Paul Cortez really knows Compelling evidence, compelling questions never really answered.


    7. Here is yet another of the many true crime books I ve devoured This one is particularly interesting because the victim, to me, is puzzling and fascinating at the same time Catherine Woods was a beautiful young woman who wanted to be a dancer in New York City She ended up working as a stripper to make ends meet and eventually was brutally stabbed to death This is the story of her murder and the subsequent investigation I ve found myself really wondering about this victim as I am reading the book, [...]


    8. Fascinating read and a real whodunit Sad story about two very promising young people with much to offer and the events that lead up to one s tragic death Even the most unlikely people can snap and do things they and others who know them could never believe possible.Well written and researched.


    9. True crime stories are fun to read, but I think that Paul received an unfair trial and poor counsel He may have done it, and damn him if he did, but I m not convinced of his guilt Still, a well written book that s fun, yet disturbing as are all stories of heinous crimes , to read.



    10. I thought I had seen every 48 Hours Mystery episode out there I m kind of addicted to that show Guess I was wrong Death of a Dream was one I have not seen And I guess that s a good thing because I was able to read this book without knowing the ending, and having preconceived notions The book was so well written that, at times, I forgot I was actually reading non fiction instead of a novel The events just seemed to flow naturally It was like an episode of Law Order almost My problem with the book [...]


    11. A typical true mystery about a beautiful girl that traveled to New York to be a dancer on Broadway A boyfriend was convicted of killing her Just okAUTIFUL GIRL WITH AMBITIOUS DREAMS DID FOLLOWING HER HEART COST HER LIFE Award winning journalists from TV s 48 Hours Mystery go inside the case that shocked even jaded New Yorkers the murder of aspiring dancer Catherine Woods.She was a gifted midwestern beauty, the daughter of Ohio State University s marching band director to dance on Broadway Soon a [...]


    12. I read this book after watching the 48 Hours Mystery, because after watching the show, I was left with so many unanswered questions about what happened to Catherine Woods.The case was haunting, because this young, beautiful girl was murdered so violently by someone who claimed to be her boyfriend and seemed to have everything going for him After reading the book, I still felt unsure about the conviction of her boyfriend, Paul Cortez, for her murder.He seemed so unlikely a killer in his interview [...]


    13. Death of a Dream is a well written, unbiased account of the murder of a beautiful young dancer in New York City that took place just a few years ago Catherine Woods was bright and determined to make it on her own when she left her hometown in Ohio to study dance in NYC Three years later, she was brutally murdered in her small apartment The investigation focused on two main persons of interest, two guys Catherine had been simultaneously dating One of them was eventually convicted of her murder, d [...]


    14. This is the story of the murder of Catherine Woods a young girl from Ohio who goes to New York City to make it big as a Broadway dancer It is one of the few true crime books where I am unsure about whether the convicted killer is actually guilty.


    15. Easy read Not much trial information than I have found after watching the reports reading books on this case, however, it did give much in depth background of the characters and their relationship and how they intertwined Good read.


    16. This book was really good when it first started but it started to drag on and got kind of boring The only reason I kept reading was because I wanted to find out what happened and if the suspect was found guilty or not I feel for this young woman and the families of everyone that was involved.




    17. This book was really interesting It was written just like the tv show, so you actually feel like you are watching it as you read That does mean, though, that it gets a little repetitive.


    18. Excellent book based on a true story from 48 Hours Mystery Did they get the right one for Catherine Woods murder I think so Insightful book Recommend.


    19. One of my gripes about true crime books is that they always tell you who the killer is in the first chapterThis book kept me guessing.Great work by Mr LaRosa.





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