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Book Review: The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Such an excellent book! Both a true crime book and a memoir, the author has truly written a book that encapsulates more than one genre. It is the journey of the case of Ricky Langley and the road to justice for a 6-year-old boy that Langley raped and murdered. His 2 trials were intense and then came the second sentencing. In his first one, he was sentenced to death. In the second one, after much emotions and work, he was sentenced to life in prison. This book is the story of this journey. It is very well written and I highly recommend this book.

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
File Size: 1494 KB
Print Length: 337 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250080541
Publisher: Flatiron Books (May 16, 2017)
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Sold by: Macmillan
Language: English
ASIN: B01M3TZGCL

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Book Review: Unnatural Causes by Gregg Olsen and Kevin Sullivan

This is a set of smaller books that are from the Notorious USA series. There are several stories included such as Donald Harvey (serial killer) , Sarah Hansen murder, Heather Teague disappearance. etc. There are quite a few more as well. It is well written and well researched. I found it to be interesting, and included stories I was not aware of, which made it even better for me! I really liked this book, as I like anthologies a lot. The stories are short and sweet, without the extra fluff. I do recommend this book!

Unnatural Causes
File Size: 6566 KB
Print Length: 267 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Notorious USA (July 30, 2014)
Publication Date: July 30, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B00MAFMHF4

Book Review: Pure Murder by Corey Mitchell

This is an excellent book written about one of the most horrific crimes ever. The rapes and murders of Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena is one of the worst I have ever read about. This book was very well researched. Very detailed about the victims, killers, and the murders – enough that you felt you were watching all of it. The group of gang members that raped and murdered these two innocent girls were all sociopaths who enjoyed inflicting pain on others. In fact, some got in trouble while in prison serving their sentences or awaiting execution, attacking guards or other inmates. Thankfully, 3 of them were executed, 2 others have life with no parole and 1 has 40 years. This book is excellent – well-written and well-researched. He gave depth to each character, making you love them or hate them. You feel such empathy for the victims’ family and the pain they had to endure throughout their journey to justice. Corey Mitchell, the author, makes sure you always know who the victims are and that they are and should be the center of attention. I, personally, will never forget these two young ladies. I recommend this book. It is great!

Pure Murder by Corey Mitchell
File Size: 2272 KB
Print Length: 385 pages
Publisher: Pinnacle (June 1, 2008)
Publication Date: June 1, 2008
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Language: English
ASIN: B00VEG219M

Book Review: Mother’s Day by Dennis McDougal

Wow, what a story. OK, I will say it, Theresa Knorr Cross is a horrible, horrible person. She treated everyone who loved her like her own personal slaves, that everyone should always be at her beck and call and do her bidding. She screams at you if you did anything wrong. She had to always make herself look good. She even did this to her own children, or rather, especially to her own children. And husbands. This book is about the murders of 2 of her daughters, caused by her in so many ways. These girls deserved so much more. The book itself is well-written and well-researched, not an easy feat either with all of the details needed. I really liked this book and do recommend it.

Mother’s Day by Dennis McDougal
File Size: 2249 KB
Print Length: 294 pages
Publisher: Open Road Media (July 1, 2015)
Publication Date: July 1, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

Book Review: Terror in Ypsilanti: John Norman Collins Unmasked by Gregory A. Fournier

What an excellent book! This book talks about the serial murders committed by John Norman Collins (Chapman). It is very detailed, about the victims and the killer. It gave the story of the girls who were murdered by Collins and their hopes for a future. The girls were students at the University, looking forward to their futures, hopes and dreams. Then there is the killer, John Norman Collins, also a college student. There was nothing really special about him, nothing that stuck out. He seemed to be a “normal” student. He rarely showed any ambition, or anger issues. He was very charming and charismatic. That is what made it all so easy. This book was well-written, well researched and easy to read. I had previously read the other book on this case, but this one is far superior, in my opinion. It even has really nice photos of the victims, including Roxie Phillips in California. Read this book! You will not regret it.

Terror in Ypsilanti: John Norman Collins Unmasked by Gregory A. Fournier
File Size: 2679 KB
Print Length: 301 pages
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc. (September 5, 2016)
Publication Date: September 5, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B01LO78EAU

Book Review: True Crime Stories Volume 6: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases by Jack Rosewoo

In this book there are 12 different cases of murders that have occurred here in the US and around the world. Some I knew, some I had never heard of. They were all very interesting, and yes, shocking in their own ways. It starts out with Antoinette Frank, who, along with Rogers LaCaze, committed the Kim Anh Restaurant Massacre. She was a police officer, she was a security guard at this restaurant when she was off-duty. She killed 3, including another police officer. She, as well as LaCaze, now resides on death row in Louisiana. Another was the heinous case of the Sylvia Marie Likens murder. This was a horrific case out of Indianapolis, IN. She was tortured and abused until she finally died. Justice was not served, as everyone concerned is out of prison. Yes, it happened in 1965, but most should have been sentenced to life but rather, no one served much time.

The book is well-written and well researched. Every victim is talked about and remembered. Each story is told straight and to the point. Great book.

True Crime Stories Volume 6: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime Anthology)
File Size: 3572 KB
Print Length: 137 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1544277490
Publication Date: March 6, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B06XG6MJ55

Book Review: The Spokane Killer: The Life of Serial Killer Robert Lee Yates Jr. by Jack Smith

The book was short and sweet! Straight to the point, without a lot of extra details. It was basically an overview/summary of the Spokane Killer and his victims. It was very interesting and made me want to know more about Yates and his crimes. But this book was good, even though it was so short. It was very informative.

The Spokane Killer: The Life of Serial Killer Robert Lee Yates Jr. by Jack Smith
File Size: 2280 KB
Print Length: 105 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Maplewood Publishing; 1 edition (September 6, 2016)
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B01LQU0OU8

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