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Killer Kids: Shocking True Stories Of Children Who Murdered Their Parents (True Crime (St. Martin's Paperbacks))

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  124 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Innocent children turned ruthless murderers...Hate-filled and deeply disturbed...They kill with cold-blooded savagery...

Nothing was too good for precious Katy-- sports cars, jewelry, designer clothes. Her father, a successful South Florida businessman, could not resist any of her whims. But when he tried to curb her fast-lane lifestyle, she had him shot through the head wh
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 15th 1993 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Julia Brumfield
Although the reading material itself was fascinating, the presentation itself was rather bland. What you really want to know about these crimes and what may have led to them was left out as well as the fact that with some of them the reader should have been able to discover what happened to the "child" who was said to be eligible for parole in no time flat.

The writing was less than average while there were actually a few spots that had mistakes such as the using of the wrong name of a person m
Mar 06, 2011 Christy rated it liked it
Now don’t anyone panic & call the FBI. I picked this book b/c I like true crime. I think some ppl have no regard for the life, safety and/or well being of others and seem to have no moral development or sense of right and wrong, while others dont care. Wonder what gets inside the heads of violent offenders, other than in my opinion of a complete lack of regard and/or no moral development or maybe a lack of it, which still does not excuse violent acts; I’ve been angry & hurt too, yet I ha ...more
May 06, 2014 Terralyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am a fan of true crime, and yes..this is a true crime book. The problem is that the author is a very poor writer. I don't like the fact that he interjects with his opinions in ways that make the book seemingly more fiction than not.

The subject matter doesn't freak me out, sad and terrible things happen..but the name of this book would have been better named 'Lousy Author Who Sensationalizes and Makes a Profit Off Abused Kids." Almost every child talked about in this book came from a horribly a
Apr 10, 2016 Ashley marked it as to-read
Own in paperback.

FS: "Parricide, the murder of a parent - or the more specific patricide for the murder of one's father, and matricide for the murder of one's mother - are ugly words for ugly acts."

LS: "But as prisoner C77200, Patty was still insisting that she didn't engineer or participate in the murder of her family."
Aug 30, 2016 Ernie rated it liked it
It was very similar to a vast number of books like this. I read in an earlier review that this is a bland book. I totally agree with this assessment. The material alone got my attention, but it could have been written much better.
Denise Ortiz
Feb 23, 2008 Denise Ortiz rated it really liked it
If you love true crime, this is a MUST read.
Patricia Atkinson
Jan 31, 2015 Patricia Atkinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
stories of kids that kill there parents or family to gain money or escape abuse.
Mitta Xinindlu
Sep 12, 2013 Mitta Xinindlu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brilliantly written. I think parents (community) still have a long way to protect children from self-harm and hurting others. Let's all say NO to all kinds of human abuse.
Jun 27, 2007 Esther rated it liked it
Just read the chapter on the Hollywood recluse bludgeoned by her growth-hormone-addled son. Better than Sunset Boulevard!
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