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Eye of the Beast: The True Story of Serial Killer James Wood

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  5 reviews
For a serial killer, his style is unique. No elaborate rituals. No predetermine victims. Just an instant, uncontrollable urge to kill.

On a summer afternoon in 1993, an eleven-year-old girl sets out through her familiar neighborhood to collect payments on her paper route. In one home she meets a harmless-looking stranger. Driven by an unstoppable desire, James Wood will mak
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 15th 1999 by St. Martin's True Crime (first published November 1st 1997)
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J.H. Moncrieff
In spite of its cheesy title and sensationalistic cover, this is a near-perfect true crime. I must admit I was surprised--the cover, title, and multiple authors didn't inspire confidence.

But "Eye of the Beast" sucks the reader right in, and does a great job of humanizing the victims, the lead investigator who finally nails Wood, and even the killer. Unlike lesser efforts, it doesn't dwell on the trial--any legal details are mercifully brief. It includes some really interesting behind-the-scenes
The girl and her sister who were kidnapped and lived, lived in my ward.
Mr Wood lived across the street from the school Roger worked in. This feels like a personal story. My friend Gaila was related to the girl who was murdered in Pocatello.
Great book! This is not one of the well known serial killers, but he is worth researching. In the interest of full disclosure, I know one of the authors.
♥ Marlene♥
Good and interesting read. Another book for my collection on serial killers
Micky Lee
Interesting read
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