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Blood Games

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An account of the murder of wealthy North Carolinian Lieth von Stein describes how von Stein's stepson, a young man obsessed with Dungeons & Dragons, attacked his mother and stepfather in their beds while they slept.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 7th 1992 by Onyx (first published 1991)
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I first encountered this title working at a used bookstore. A customer came in looking for this book about nerdy college kids who play Dungeons and Dragons and form a bizarre plot to murder. I was intrigued and being that it’s a little dated, I had no trouble picking it up at the library. My favorite kind of murder mystery accounts are the ones that DON’T outright tell you who-killed-who, and that’s exactly how Bledsoe handled the case. I’m going to be honest though, it’s a long book (I had to r ...more
Dee brown
Very wordy. It's a good story, however too many redundant things I skipped over 200 or so pages. It won't stop me from reading other books by this author.
Sarah Beth Breck
True Story...Jerry Bledsoe is a reporter from The Greensboro News and uses his reporting skills to get three sides of every story....
True story, that's the creppiest thing about it. If you like thrillers, murder mysteries and/or dysfunctional families, this is a good book to read. I loved it but its very intense, so be warned. Also, I have never been able to look at people who play "Dungeons and Dragons" the same again.
Pretty good account of same crime as in Joe McGuinness's Cruel Doubt, this time from one of the murderers' point of view. Very decent for the genre, although the hysterical tone about Dungeons and Dragons doesn't help matters.
Katie Winkler
If you like true crime books, check out Jerry Bledsoe. I met him at a writer's conference, and he seems like a very nice guy too. Trained and worked as a journalist in Greensboro, NC.
Another good one about family that just makes your jaw drop open (but also abouta Mom who loves her kid unconditionally and tries to forgive). Scary how some thing but another good read.
Love Jerry....thought this one was a tad drawn out.
I could hardly put it down, even though I knew the story. I love the attention to detail Mr. Bledsoe puts in all his books.
Laurie Stoll
A very well written book of a true crime story.
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