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Bound to Die

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  93 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Bobby Joe Long viciously raped and murdered at least nine women from May 1984 to November 1984 in Tampa, Florida. This ground-breaking book takes readers inside one of the most horrifying cases in Florida history revealing the shocking story of an inhuman monster who turned a peaceful Southern community into an embattled slaughterhouse.
Paperback, 281 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Pinnacle
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Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A harrowing read that gives an inside glimpse of Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long and his infamous murders. Highly recommended to fans of true crime and detective drama!
Carl Brookins
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Widow Tori McMillan is thrown into political intrigue, murder and fraud in high channels of nation government.

Tori McMillan is discouraged and depressed. It’s easy to understand why. She’s a recent widow because her husband Ben has just died after a protracted illness. Now, the funeral just over, Tori’s company has just laid her off. Several family friends seem to be more remote now and she’s completely lost contact with her best friend of several years. Things are pretty bad and then she goes t
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Gayle Pace
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MY TAKE:

The shocking true story of Bobby Joe Long, America's Most Savage Serial Killer back in 1984, when it all started, in Tampa, Florida. The first body was found on Mother's Day, 1984. Six months later a ninth body was found. When would it stop? When would this serial murderer be found? All young in their late teens and early twenties. The oldest being 28. No matter what they did, no matter what their vocation, no one deserved what they got. NO ONE! Who was this man or savage, who was final
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Pam Koenig
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poor Bobby Joe, what a joke!

Kidnapping, rape, murder, a confessed serial killer sits in prison for over 25 years. Convicted and sentenced to death, three times for one murder, and twice for another, with convictions being overturned each time. A flawed legal system lets a man who murdered at least 10 women and raped possible more than 100 still live. They say the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment, does that mean what he did to his victims was fun and games. It's about time for the le
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Thomas
Jul 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bobby Joe may not have been the flashiest serial killer, but he was certainly effective. This book hit home for me because I was living in Florida when I read it. I didn't live far from his hunting ground and was fairly familiar with the area he did most of his work. It really put in perspective how deranged men can easily stalk the underprivileged and over-drugged. Especially on a major drag on which prostitutes are seeking johns.
Fishface
A very quick read that covers the basics of the Bobby Joe Long murders. A brutal story with hideous crime-scene photos and no real insight as to what made any of this happen. Curiously, it never mentions the Kleinfelter's Syndrome that other journalists made so much of, although there were plenty of other conflicting psychiatric opinions in here to sort through.
Baylee Hoskison
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slow justice

I enjoyed the way this book gave reasons the justice system is so slow. Great reading. Very informative. Worth reading
Lindsay Downs
Nov 02, 2009 rated it liked it
This was my first true crime novel ever. I was probably too young to read it, however it did turn me on to true crime.
Tiffany
This guy was kind of a BLAH killer. Nothing special about him really. Same with the book.
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Not very well written. To bad cause I think it is the only book about this serial killer.
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