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Hunting Evil

3.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  32 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
What did a high-priced hooker and a low-class sex offender have in common? It was - according to police - their lust for stalking, raping, and terrorizing young women and girls, in one case as young as thirteen years old.
Michelle Michaud and her husky-voiced boyfriend James A. "Froggy" Daveggio used to hang around the local high school in search of their prey and are suspe
Paperback, 270 pages
Published October 15th 2000 by St. Martin's True Crime
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Jun 15, 2008 Andrew rated it liked it
Interesting. A prime example of what I have heard called "the banality of evil". Despite all of the hyperbole on the back cover and the grandiose posturing in the minds of the main characters, in the end, it isn't the story of Bonnie and Clyde, but a sad little story of two misfit tweekers sponging and stealing their way through life who let things go too far. They weren't masterminds, not Hannibal Lecter or even the Iceman, but a petty thief with a temper and a gambling addiction and a hooker w ...more
Eva Leger
Feb 06, 2011 Eva Leger rated it liked it
Shelves: b-true-crime
3.5 - "All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing."
Love it. So, so true.
Carlton Smith is one of the better t.c. authors IMO. He always manages to make his books interesting no matter what part you're reading. The actual court aspect of this case was very short, less than 10 pages if I remember correctly. That'll make a lot of readers happy because in my experience the majority of t.c. readers are, like myself, more interested in the rest of the story. That's not
John Park
Jun 12, 2016 John Park rated it liked it
Shelves: randomly-picked
I randomly found this book in the library.
Got me to think about how the drugs affect minds and the ways victim mentalities originated from childhood traumas progress.
Edwina Hall Callan
Jan 16, 2014 Edwina Hall Callan rated it liked it
Shelves: library-book, 2009
A true crime novel about two truly evil people.
I hope they both rot in prison.
Jul 18, 2013 Teresa rated it it was ok
Shelves: true-crime, 2013
Eh. I am certain that the main subject of this book, James A. Daveggio, was involved in far more crimes than he was actually caught at. I am OUTRAGED that Marvin Mutch is STILL imprisoned for a crime he did not commit (as of Sept. '06 he was still in prison)!! Just one of the many failures of our justice system.
Michelle Silvestri-Oetinger
Truely evil...this book places fear in your heart knowing that these sick people are out there looking to victimize innocent people. One criticism is that there are so many charactors it was hard to keep them all straight!
Dec 22, 2009 Joan rated it really liked it
In my experience, few authors besides Ann Rule write interesting true crime books. This book is as well-written and interesting as Ms Rule's accounts.
Apr 10, 2009 Louise rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime
This is a true story of a man-woman team who were alleged to be serial rapists.

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