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Cold-Blooded: The Saga of Charles Schmid, the Notorious "Pied Piper of Tucson"

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This disturbing book unearths the tale behind the 1964 murders of three teenage girls by Charles Schmid, a regular cruiser along Tucson, Arizona's glittery strip. Featuring detailed accounts of the murders based on interviews with Schmid and his friends, the book also contains accounts of events which led to the murders, and of his trials. Photos. Line drawings, maps.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Feral House
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Kristine
highly recommended for anymore interested in true crime, Tucson history or just balls out sex drugs, rock'n'roll - and murder, of course.
R
Feb 08, 2015 R rated it it was ok
I saw the author of this book on Investigation Discovery's "A Crime to Remember", in which he was one of the people interviewed about the crime. The story was interesting in the TV show, and I wanted to read more about it.

Unfortunately, I was disappointed in the book. The copy editing was so bad that the last name of one of the principals in the book was misspelled twice on the same page. That is just one glaring example, though there are many others. That is the reason that I only give the boo
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Jan 21, 2016 Fishface rated it it was amazing
I read this one under the original title, THE TUCSON MURDERS. Really good. Written before writers forgot how to write and editors to edit. As much information from bystanders and the defendant himself as from the newspapers, for a change. Even-handed, thoughtful and hard to put down.
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Aug 17, 2009 Mike rated it really liked it
hilarious, except that people died.
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