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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
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ebook, 352 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Signet Book (first published December 24th 2008)
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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
andrew
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.
Lupita
It was a little hard to get thru the author spent too much time explaining unimportant details. In the end not bad



Koko
It was kind of boringly written. I struggled to get through some parts.
Marta
Disappointing...not much suspence too it. Just interviews.
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