“And the police knew it,” Sherman said. “They [the detectives working on the investigation] were all frustrated. They were told to bury their own evidence.”
Later, these officers shared their information with Sherman when he began to publicize his findings on his television series.
Audiences respond strongly to the three-author show, which has been performed at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, the Somerville Theatre, and other venues. Sherman said the “groundswell” of follow-up responses, e-mails, and letters after each show helps investigators and historians tell a fuller tale of Boston’s “gangsters, killers, and thieves.”
Robert Knox can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.