Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Language of Evil” as Want to Read:
Language of Evil
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Language of Evil

3.11 of 5 stars 3.11  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Brilliant linguist, charming professor, and renowned writer Tom Murray had a way with words.
He used them to seduce.
And he used them to get away with murder.
Erudite Kansas City professor Tom Murray seduced, then married his starry-eyed student Carmin Ross. But when Carmin attempted to leave their violent marriage, Tom stabbed her in the throat thirteen times, but left be
ebook, 352 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Signet Book (first published December 24th 2008)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Language of Evil, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Language of Evil

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 55)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Sue Scheve Zerjal
The author of this book was lazy. He did almost no investigative reporting. In fact, he tells the readers almost nothing about Tom Murray's past. He did not travel to his hometown to find out his background. He simply mentioned a few quick bio facts. At least two-thirds of the book are simply transcripts of Murray's interrogation. An idiot could have typed all of that and called it a book. In the end, this is a boring novel that offered little to the reader to even ponder. Where were interviews ...more
I read this book at the recommendation of a professor, and it was not what I expected. It was practically a transcript of interrogations conducted. It was very interesting, for what it was. I was a criminal justice student at the time, and as such, it was very intriguing. I would likely not see it that way if I were to read it now!
Jenny Leonard
Jun 14, 2009 Jenny Leonard is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I have not finished this yet, and am not really looking forward to it. The murderer in this non-fiction work was one of my professors in college. The details of the murder are far more gruesome than I had expected. I looked up to this person and never would have thought he would have been capable of this.
It was a little hard to get thru the author spent too much time explaining unimportant details. In the end not bad

It was kind of boringly written. I struggled to get through some parts.
Disappointing...not much suspence too it. Just interviews.
Alilly added it
Feb 14, 2015
Carol Lorenson
Carol Lorenson marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2015
Cece marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2015
Adrienne Olejnik
Adrienne Olejnik marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2014
Wendy marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2014
Melanie marked it as to-read
Jan 26, 2014
Jason marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2014
Lori Suda
Lori Suda marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2013
Amanda Hood
Amanda Hood marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2013
Tammy Hill
Tammy Hill marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2013
Chez Marshall
Chez Marshall marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2013
Elocin marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Robert Beattie, a Wichita lawyer, is the author of the nonfiction book Nightmare in Wichita. It is about BTK, a serial killer in Wichita, Kansas who created the name BTK after his modus operandi, "Bind Them, Torture Them, Kill Them". Dennis Rader started sending out letters to media again after hearing about the book. Right before he was going to publish it, Dennis Rader was arrested then convicte ...more
More about Robert Beattie...
Nightmare in Wichita: The Hunt For The BTK Strangler 101 Things to Do in a Shed Make Your Own Contraptions: Design And Build 50 Marvellous Machines Essential Computers: Digital Movie Making (Essential Computers Series) Essential Computers: Composing Music on Your PC (Essential Computers Series)

Share This Book