Thursday, November 01, 2007
Exclusive: Who Killed Linda Stein?
"I think it was her Latin lover who showed up at her beach house unanounced."
-- Legs McNeil to Tabloid Baby
"A friend of Miss Stein said she recently ended a relationship with a 'Latin lover-type'."
"She would have loved the publicity, friends said. One music-business friend said she might even have loved being part of a tabloid story."
--The stately New York Times
The murder of former Ramones co-manager Linda Stein (whose ex-husband gave the cursed band their record deal) remains a mystery and a real-life Law & Order episode (and you can bet the Law & Order writers are already working up a script befor the impending strike forces them to lay down their pencils. It is an ultimate tabloid story, which in the end will result in an arrest either all too obvious, unexpected or depressingly mundane, but whose juicy details are lovingly, meticulously savored and laid out by the stately New York Times: