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MURF: How Jack Murphy Conned the World
Aug. 27, 2021
Ryerson Neal
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
One of the biggest crimes of the 20th century is becoming the biggest story of the 21st. Everything you thought you knew about this crime is a lie.

Ryerson Neal is putting keys to paper to scribe an accurate re-telling of one of “the biggest jewel heists in U.S. history,” the 1964 theft at the Museum of Natural History in New York City (which included one of the largest gems in the world, the “Star of India” sapphire).

At the time, it was called the crime of the century. Three surfer dudes scaled the walls of the Museum of Natural History in New York City and brazenly stole 22 gems, many never recovered.

Under WT, "Murf: How Jack Murphy Conned the World", Neal pays homage to the story’s central character, Jack “Murf the Surf” Murphy, whom Neal secretly interviewed in 2015. At this meeting, Murphy revealed to Neal how he conned the world, under the assurance that Neal divulge nothing until after his death. In his "deathbed confession" Murf explained there was much more to the crime than anyone ever knew.

Murf unexpectedly died in September 2020, and now Neal is free to tell for the first time ever the true story of how Murphy conned the world.

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Ryerson Neal has investigated true crime since 2013, when he took on a 50-year-old case case in a small mountain town in North Carolina. He solved the crime and documented it in his book, The True Story of the 1966 Hendersonville Triple Murders, which explains how the crime happened and why. He also published a fictional account of the story, The Kill: A Murder in Three Acts, two years earlier. In 2012, he wrote a fictionalized version of his Navy experiences in The Year of My Enlightenment. Prior to this he wrote technical books for McGraw-Hill and IDG. He also spent several years in publishing sales for several major houses.
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Eggman Global Agency
phone: 800 775-6567
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