Why did Jack Ruby shoot Oswald?

As I know I’ve mentioned in the past, I am working on book 6 of the Alex Cohen series, Hollywood Bilker which takes place in the 1960s. The lead character–I never call him my hero–is involved in Dallas, Texas in 1963. Without giving away too much of the plot, let’s just say he’s been sent there by the mob and he’s not sightseeing.

Within my novel, I understand why Ruby did what he did to Lee Harvey Oswald, but mine is a fiction. To be honest, I don’t think I have a really strong take on why he actually did it. There are so many theories: in revenge for his beloved Kennedy,  he was paid by the mob, he thought Oswald represented an antisemitic faction etc etc. Yet there is some evidence to support each of these competing claims but none stick out as the most likely. Not to me anyway.

If you have any thoughts, please do share them with me. I am genuinely interested in hearing what you have to say.



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