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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
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.