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Fire in the Desert: The True Story of the Craig Titus-Kelly Ryan Murder Mystery

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
On the morning of December 14, 2005, Las Vegas police and firefighters were called to the desert outside of Las Vegas. A 2003 Jaguar was in flames, and inside the trunk of the vehicle was the badly burned body of a young Las Vegas woman named Melissa James. The 28-year-old had suffered a horrifying fate - she was restrained, her face was covered with duct-tape, and she was ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Stephens Press
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Velia
I saw the Snapped and Wicked Attraction TV show episodes of this particular crime and I remember the news stuff about the married couple. Mainly: 'He seemed to be mouthing the words 'Don't say nothing' to his wife'; that will always stick in my head.

The book is pretty good and I did learn more about the case. I'd never heard of the hit-man stuff before reading this book; I actually gasped when I read that chapter.

The book is labeled as the "evidentiary handbook" and it truly is. The topics are
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Holly
Jan 29, 2011 Holly rated it liked it
Was very disappointed with the ending; it was also very distracting that the author kept referring to the main people involved as their last names at times and then later by their first names. Just got to be a little confusing when more and more people where brought into the story.
Anthony M.
Mar 09, 2016 Anthony M. rated it really liked it
Interesting journalistic mystery story about semi-famous Las Vegas locals who were charged with murder and attempting to dispose of the body by setting it on fire inside a car in the desert. This would be a true crime book set in Las Vegas.

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Interesting journalistic mystery story about semi-famous Las Vegas locals who were charged with murder and attempting to dispose of the body by setting it on fire inside a car in the desert. This would be a true crime book set in Las Vegas.
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