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Fair Game: The True Account of Robert Hansen, Alaska's Most Prolific Serial Killer

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This is a capable, if sometimes breathless, reconstruction of the rampage of Robert Hansen, the most prolific serial rapist and murderer in Alaska's history, who killed more than 20 women in the 12 years before his conviction in 1984.

"Freelance journalist DuClos dug enough to find victims who escaped Hansen, to show how police and judges blundered in being lenient with Ha
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Berkley (first published 1993)
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Gerry
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For no obvious reason, one tends not to think of Alaska as killing grounds but serial killer Robert Hansen changed that perception.

Brought up in an unhappy household, he began a life of petty crime at an early age but nobody thought that he would turn out to be the notorious serial killer that he became.

Before he began his killing spree, he had been in trouble with the law on more than one occasion and spent various spells in prison. When he was released for his last prosecuted offence he was su
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Orion
Apr 22, 2018 rated it liked it
A really good look at the culture and climate that allowed Robert Hanson to murder for so long. DuClos avoids many of the myths about Hansen’s case and illuminates the negligence of many law enforcement officials (and highlights the hard work of some!), but it can be quite slow and dry at points. I found it hard to read more than a chapter or two without getting distracted.
Amanda
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A non-linear look at the crimes committed by Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen. Fair Game reads more like a novel than nonfiction book in writing style, making it highly engaging.
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