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Alphabet Killer: The True Story of the Double Initial Murders

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Between 1971 and 1973, three young girls, ages ten to eleven, were found sexually assaulted and slain near Rochester, New York. The girls all had double initials for their first and last names and were found dead in suburbs with names in which the first letter coordinated with the girls' initials. Two prime suspects later committed suicide. A third suspect, Kenneth Bianchi ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 13th 2010 by Stackpole Books
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When I saw the title of this book I really wanted to read it. I like reading about murders and if they have been solved or not.

With this book I learned it was made into a movie and I am surprised I have not seen it yet, going to have to go and search for it.
This book is mostly facts of three cases that involve young girls. They have never been solved so we never get a clear answer as to who-dun-it. And I know that is how it is with most unsolved murders, but I felt this book needed something mor
Although the material was well was just very repetitive. It seems to me like it was just the same facts told over and over in different ways to fill pages.
Lynda Kelly
This was quite a fascinating book as I've never heard of these three murders. There are still no confirmed answers and to my way of thinking some of the suspects mentioned didn't work for me at all. However, these occurred in the 1970's so there is still hope they may yet be solved.
I'm a bit shocked that in 2 of the 3 cases written about that no DNA was saved so I do wonder how they're going to pin it on anyone. The author does say she can't reveal all the police know as it's not a closed case s
This book was about three rape-murders in the Rochester, New York area between 1971-1973. Each case involved a young girl around 10-11 years old with double letter initials. The cases are still unsolved and this book talks about the different theories about the case and the way the media portrayed the information (often inaccurately). I thought the information presented was interesting, but there was a lot of repetition within such a short work. Definitely worth a read if you are interested in t ...more
Dec 19, 2010 Katie marked it as to-read
How did I never hear about this growing up? Oh, right, one's unlikely to tell a small girl about gruesome murders which occurred in her hometown before she was born. The book looks like it won't be very good, but it might be interesting to check out of the library for some very light reading.
Sara Rodriguez

I know the background personally and only part was a 100% accurate. It's an okay book, but also a lot if it was written based in hearsay and newspaper articles.
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