There was no body, no weapon. Nor was there a motive. The trial of Lindy Chamberlain, wife of a small-town pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist church, for the murder of her baby, was world news. First messages told of a baby scavenged by a dingo and lost in the desert. Gossip said it was murder. But the nature of the nation's obsession was never openly said. Here, now, are the intricacies of scientific evidence, the cunning of courtroom and chambers, the full cast of characters caught in precise voice, the dreadful repercussions forever fixed in place.