Peter Janney, the author of Mary’s Mosaic: The Conspiracy to Murder, John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer and Their Vision of World Peace may have written one of the best murder mysteries in his new non-fiction book released earlier this month.
It seems like there is no end to books about JFK’s affairs and this is one more such book. Janney attempts to show that Mary Pinchot Meyer was the mistress of JFK and when she started her personal investigation of his assassination she may have got too close to the truth.
The book tells of a CIA hitman named William Mitchell who shot and killed Meyer on a walking path in Georgetown, Maryland. Mitchell has reportedly vanished off the face of the earth and can’t be located, after telling investigative reporter Leo Damore that the murder of Meyer was standard operating procedure for the CIA.
Janney leaves us to believe that JFK and Meyer experimented with drugs, but no concrete evidence of this is revealed. Meyer was very good friends with Dr. Timothy Leary and Leary had been interviewed by Damore before Damore committed suicide. Janney was able to purchase Damore’s notes and audio tapes in 2004, and apparently used those notes and tapes to write this book.
So once again JFK who was assassinated 49 years ago next November 22 is the subject of yet another book that portrays him, as a adulterer who for the first time I know of, also reportedly using drugs.
Reviews of the book at Amazon.com are very favorable with 23 readers of 27 giving it five stars. No reader gave it the lowest ranking of one star.
Just when we think nothing new can come out about the assassination of JFK, this book shows us that there is still a lot we don’t know about our former president.