Mike Rothmiller, Douglas Thompson


‘Bombshell’ tells the definitive story of the death of Marilyn Monroe at the hand of another.

Drawing on publicly unseen police files and primary testimony, this book determines who was directly responsible for her death. It details Marilyn Monroe’s tumultuous personal involvement with President John Kennedy and his brother, the U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

There are hundreds of theories and a library of books exploring them as well as scores more films than Marilyn Monroe ever made searching for an answer to who or what killed her. The conclusions stretch from the anodyne to the impossible.           

Now, we are present at her death when, within moments she is comatose and, within minutes, lifeless. From that instant an elaborate and cynical cover-up of her death began and was fiercely led by the intelligence division of the Los Angeles Police Department [LAPD]. The new evidence and testimony is provided by Mike Rothmiller who, as an agent of the Organised Crime Intelligence Division (OCID) of the LAPD,  had direct personal access to hundreds of secret files on exactly what happened at Marilyn Monroe’s Californian home on August 5,1962.  With his training and specialist knowledge, Mike Rothmiller used that intimate information to get to the heart of the matter, to the people who were there the night Marilyn Monroe died, two of whom played major roles in the cover-up.

There will be those with doubts, but to them, the lawman who has advised the White House, the Pentagon and international crime agencies, says the printed and oral evidence are totally convincing. He insists: ‘If I presented my evidence in any court of law I’d get a conviction.’

Part of his case, but not the vital elements which make ‘Bombshell’ the essential book on the mystery of how Marilyn Monroe died, include:

                        * How the LAPD’s elite intelligence unit led a cover-up for nearly sixty years, a first class degree study in double-dealing and corruption.

                        *New testimony from Jack Clemmons, the first LAPD officer officially on the scene of Marilyn Monroe’s death, who confided his secrets to Mike Rothmiller.

                        * New evidence from Rothmiller’s OCID official informant Fred Otash on what he heard before, during and after Marilyn Monroe’s death via the listening devices and wiretaps he placed at the homes of Peter Lawford and Marilyn Monroe.

                        * The untold story from the OCID files and the wire-taps about the threat, real or perceived, which Marilyn Monroe was believed to be in 1962 to the Kennedy White House. She linked Hollywood glamour to the secret world of Washington and the sinister one of the Mafia.

                        *For the first time details of Marilyn Monroe’s infamous ‘lost’ diary, known as her ‘Book of Secrets’, which was believed to have vanished. Mike Rothmiller has read the haunting diary and among other intimate revelations it details Marilyn Monroe’s lovemaking with President Kennedy.


Book Details:

  • Author: Mike Rothmiller, , Douglas Thompson
  • Published Year: 2021
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Mike Rothmiller,

Mike Rothmiller,

Mike Rothmiller has enjoyed a distinguished career in law enforcement working across US Federal and State agencies and with American and international intelligence services. He served for ten years with the Los Angeles Police Department [LAPD] including five years as a deep undercover detective with the Organised Crime Intelligence Division [OCID]. He was a member of the U.S.Department of Justice Organised Crime Strike Force and provided secret Grand Jury testimony regarding the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy. He conceived and directed global intelligence operations targeting mult...
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Douglas Thompson

Douglas Thompson

Douglas Thompson is the author of more than twenty books. A biographer, broadcaster and international journalist, he is a regular contributor to major newspapers and magazines worldwide. His books, published in a dozen languages, include the television-based anthology Hollywood People, and best-selling biographies of Madonna, Clint Eastwood, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dudley Moore, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage and Leonardo DiCaprio.  He collaborated with the billion dollar  dancer Michael Flatley on his Top Ten story ‘Lord of the Dance’.  His books have been serialised in&...
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Book Reviews

  • "Bombshell reads like a James Ellroy novel with its catalogue of corruption, sleaze and skullduggery, and a conspiracy that enabled and protected the Kennedys’ involvement in Marilyn’s life and death, going to the highest echelons of the LAPD."
    Daily Telegraph