A PERSON IN THE DARK: The William Desmond Taylor Murder: Mystery, Murder, Movie-Stars, Mothers, Morphine, MMM and Mabel

A PERSON IN THE DARK: The William Desmond Taylor Murder: Mystery, Murder, Movie-Stars, Mothers, Morphine, MMM and Mabel

Director and Actor William Desmond Taylor in his most famous on screen role - the eponymous 'Captain Alvarez'. He was shot and killed in Hollywood at the age of 49. His murder remains a cold case.

Director and Actor William Desmond Taylor in his most famous on screen role - the eponymous 'Captain Alvarez'. He was shot and killed in Hollywood at the age of 49. His murder remains a cold case.

The scene of the crime for William Desmond Taylor's murder.

The scene of the crime for William Desmond Taylor's murder.

Starlet Mary Miles Minter a suspect in the murder of her mentor director William Desmond Taylor. #SilentEraHollywood #Irish Hollywood

Starlet Mary Miles Minter a suspect in the murder of her mentor director William Desmond Taylor. #SilentEraHollywood #Irish Hollywood

The home where William Desmond Taylor was found murdered in 1922.

The home where William Desmond Taylor was found murdered in 1922.

Did one of these women, Charlotte Shelby (left) or Mary Miles Minter (centre) kill William Desmond Taylor?

Did one of these women, Charlotte Shelby (left) or Mary Miles Minter (centre) kill William Desmond Taylor?

Extraordinarily rare photograph of director William Desmond Taylor as a screen actor. #SilentFilm #VintageHollywood #IrishEarlyCinema

Extraordinarily rare photograph of director William Desmond Taylor as a screen actor. #SilentFilm #VintageHollywood #IrishEarlyCinema

Rick Geary's Beautiful art work from his William Desmond Taylor book.

Rick Geary's Beautiful art work from his William Desmond Taylor book.

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