Your review of some of the recent books about President John F Kennedy’s death (22 November) listed only those that thought there was a conspiracy, a conclusion also reached by official inquiries.
Certainly there was an attempt at assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald, but a recent documentary shown on Channel 5 (JFK’s Secret Killer: The Evidence) produced convincing evidence that the fatal shot came accidentally from one of the secret service agents who was supposed to be protecting the President.
This conclusion was reinforced by evidence that the service later concealed evidence, presumably to protect their reputation.
This hypothesis is based on Bonar Menninger’s book Mortal Error (1992), outlining the conclusions of ballistic expert Howard Donahue.
One should always consider the cock-up theory of history.