Murder Among the Mormons is the first comprehensive look at one of the most shocking crimes to have ever taken place among the Mormon community and the criminal mastermind behind it all.The three-part documentary series directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and Tyler Measom (An Honest Liar), examines a trio of bombings in 1985 that killed two people and shocked Salt Lake City.The murders send further shockwaves through the community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries are found destroyed in the vehicle of the third victim, a renowned collector of rare documents, including the infamous White Salamander Letter — an artifact whose contents threatened to shake the very foundations of Mormonism. As he fights for his life, investigators race to uncover the truth.
The story involves not just the bombings but the forgeries created by Mark Hofmann, some of which he sold to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or its agents. And Measom and Hess spent years turning the enormous case into a documentary Netflix viewers can binge in one sitting, or spread it over three or more days.
I can’t wait to check this out when it arrives on Netflix March 3rd.