This is the true story of the murder of Roseann Quinn.
It was the basis for the Novel, Looking For Mr. Goodbar, written by Judith Rossner. The novel was the basis for the 1977 movie Looking for Mr. Goodbar staring Dianne Keaton and Richard Gere. Both the novel and movie were loosely based on Rosanne’s murder. In the movie and the novel Rosann’s name was changed to Theresa.
There is another book , Closing Time, by Lacey Forsburgh which says up front that it is The True Story of the “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” murder but names were changed and some parts , especially some of the dialogue, was fictionalized. In this book Closing Time, Rosann was called Katherine. I definitely recommend this book. There is a lot more in it than I could ever tell you here an it’s an addictive read.
After you hear the whole story you will understand why it was covered in so many newspaper accounts. It was an ongoing case, and investigation, and was covered just about every step of the way through it, and even after it.
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