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The Negotiator by Ben Lopez
The Negotiator
by Ben Lopez
read in June, 2015
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This book by Ben Lopez tells about his crazy vocation as a hostage negotiator, flying all over the world to haggle with kidnappers, and dealing with distraught families. Filled with horrific stories of people who are kidnapped, and trying to follow a ...more
Wounds of the Father by Elizabeth Garrison
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The true story of Elizabeth Garrison's early childhood abuse, and family domestic violence perpetrated in the name of God.. which led to teenage drug abuse and drinking.
Arnold Sodeman by Jack Rosewood
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A short review of the crimes of Arnold Sodeman, an Australian serial killer caught in the 1930's, who preyed on children and teens. He came from a background of mental illness.
Robert Berdella by Jack Rosewood
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A short but revealing ebook about serial killer Robert Berdella, a seriously twisted serial killer who tortured and dismembered 6 young male prostitutes from 1984 to 1988 in his average looking home in Kansas City. Nicknamed "The Kansas City Butcher" ...more
Robert Berdella by Jack Rosewood
"I've always been an ID Discovery type shows junkie, but I've never actually read a true crime book. This book was my first. While it is short, it is very, very well researched. A majority of it is tough to read due to the subject matter, the autho..." Read more of this review »
Whitey by Dick Lehr
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Informative book on the mob boss Whitey Bulger who was in the news not too long ago, on trial. A vicious killer and controlling boyfriend, he went on the run at one point, dodging the law for many years. Prior to that, he had a relationship with the ...more
Whitey by Gerard O'Neill
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To Love and to Kill by M. William Phelps
To Love and to Kill
by M. William Phelps
read in August, 2015
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A sad story of a bad relationship that staggers on for far too long, and eventually ends in the murder of the wife, a young mother trying to make a better life for her and her kids. She was likely killed in a very sick manner, just trying to get the ...more
When Your Back Is Turned by Tracey Perger
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Sarah's Story by Sarah Lea Pisan
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I remember seeing a version of this on a TV crime show ages ago. This book is much more in depth, telling about her life at the time the stalking started, and going into detail about how he stalked and terrified her, how she tried to keep it from her ...more
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The shroud that covers me is a shroud of dust and death; I hate it, yet hug it in love. My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet when I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted.

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