In a final bid to solve the case, a seductive young private investigator was assigned to cozy up to West. The troubled young man clung to his new love and dreamed of their future together. So begins the chain of events that was to evolve into a horror of terrifying proportions. It is, however, to undergo the uncanny experience of feeling oneself slowly but surely moving into the shoes of a pathological killer.
Cold Kill: The True Story of a Murderous Love #ad - Yet cold kill reveals something still more frightful -- unspeakable murders are committed, not out of greed, or blind demented rage, revenge, but out of a troubled young man's tragically misconceived code of honor and a desperate need to please and protect the woman of his dreams. Jack olsen's cold kill is a stunning testament to the profoundly discerning eye of a grand master of true crime.
Cindy wore black and sobbed at the funeral, then began a frenzied attempt to collect her inheritance and as many of her wealthy parents possessions as she could haul away. Soon the gullible killer was in love, once again with fateful consequences. Traditionally, true-crime drama illuminates the sinister motivations in the human psyche.
Salt of the EarthCrime Rant Classics #ad - A boomer-age couple, joe and elaine Gere move between California and Idaho a dozen times on their roller coaster ride of solvency and bankruptcy and have three children. But he holds on, elaine remaining loyal, until another bolt from the blue--the kidnapping and murder of their 12-year-old daughter. File updated july 1, 2017joe Gere said he died on the afternoon his twelve-year-old daughter Brenda disappeared.
Here olsen is at his dispassionate, the course of the investigation, yet concerned, best, introducing the subplot of the suspect's life a wife beater, and the ultimate denoument of the case. By viewing the world through the eyes of Elaine Gere and her devastated family, in the end, but, he finds the core values that enabled them not only to survive and flourish, to triumph.
Salt of the Earth #ad - Gilbert taylor: in the annals of humanity, the Gere family is unexceptional and ordinary--unless one looks as closely at their lives as Olsen does. From the first minutes of the investigation, suspicion fell on Michael Kay Green, a steroid-abusing "Mr. In this mass-media age, and perhaps be inspirited by, many women will identify with, Olsen's fine chronicle of the Gere family.
Jack olsen has been lauded for his psychological insights into the most violent criminals in such previous masterworks as Doc, The Misbegotten Son, and Predator, but he has never overlooked their victims. Mob violence, kidnapping, injustice, murder, and suicide were the black holes in the awful astronomy of Elaine Gere's life.
Years passed with no sight of the blue-eyed girl or the bright clothes she'd worn on the day she disappeared, but Elaine remained undaunted.
Charmer: A Ladies Man and His Victims#ad - George made lots of friends, especially within a subculture of giggly young white women who partied endlessly in upscale Seattle clubs during 1989-90 And he murdered three of them, bizarrely mutilating and "staging" their bodies. The drinks, dancing, and deejays--the group pad where George lived with an adoring coterie of feckless college kids--Olsen gives us the quirky details that make the murderer's well-hidden rage and misogyny all the more shocking.
As the new york times wrote, charmer mesmerizes us with the sense of watching real life, "Like fine cinema verité, unaugmented, move before our eyes. ". He became a small-time burglar and an accomplished liar--a wisecracking "smoothy" who pretended to be an undercover detective. This is the story of george, an african american who grew up in a Caucasian suburb of Seattle, where his unaffectionate mother and racial isolation led him to develop an effervescent personality in order to get along.
Son: A Psychopath and his VictimsCrime Rant Books #ad - Finally there is a book that deserves the comparison” Richmond Times-Dispatch. Finally there is a book that deserves the comparison. Richmond times-Dispatch“A-read-until-four a. M. Hits the reader with loaded bursts of insight, terror, and tragedy. Detroit news“might be the book that wins the Pulitzer Prize for Jack Olsen.
Son: A Psychopath and his Victims #ad - . Gruesomely spellbinding. Glamour“a hefty, detailed, and horrifying masterpiece. Olsen succeeds on all levels, from detailed storytelling and haunting character studies to compassionate treatment of the rape victims. Los angeles Times“Superlative reporting. It has become fashionable with books about vicious crimes to compare them to Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.
. This reprint not only adds a personal touch from best-selling true-crime author Gregg Olsen but puts in a new, portable form what is arguably Jack's finest book. Booklist“Remarkably well done. Fascinating.
Predator: Rape and Injustice in SeattleCrime Rant Books #ad - New file, updated and posted March 1, 2018. Jack olsen, "the master of the true crime book, probing look into the creation and development of the criminal mind, "* now gives us an incisive, as well as a shocking case of justice gone awry. From childhood, mcdonald Smith took to heart the lessons drummed into him by antisocial relatives and peers.
Olsen not only delivers a real page-turner, but he ties up all the loose ends before the book's memorable and satisfying finale. A respectable young businessman named Steve Titus found himself charged with one of Smith's most sadistic rapes in a nightmarish case of mistaken identity and injustice. It's supposed to be a rare event in the U.
Predator: Rape and Injustice in Seattle #ad - S. Warned by a "witch" that he was about to be arrested, kenneth Bianchi, he fled Los Angeles for Seattle and the Northwest -- already the breeding ground of predatory monsters like Ted Bundy, and the Green River Killer. As a teenager, then moved on to larceny, unburdened by conscience or pity, he experimented with child abuse and bestiality, finally, and, stickups, incest, rape.
It is a searing study of violations: of women, of justice, of power, and of the human spirit. Jonathan KellermanAmazon. Com reviewwith careful reporting that sticks close to the facts, Jack Olsen tells stories that seem straight out of crime fiction, and yet are all the more compelling for being true.
I: The Creation of a Serial KillerSt. Martin's Press #ad - To the editors of newspapers and on the walls of highway rest stops, Jesperson scribbled out a series of taunting confessions: I killed Tanya Bennett. It is also the story of the fate that befell him after two innocent citizens were imprisoned four years for one of his killings. Edgar award winner jack olsen lets the killer to tell his story in his own words, offering unprecedented insight into the twisted thought process of a serial murderer.
I: The Creation of a Serial Killer #ad - Keith hunter jesperson was a long haul truck driver and the murderer of eight women, including Taunja Bennet. They had the wrong people. People took the blame and I'm free. It chronicles his evolution from angry child to sociopathic murderer, from tormentor of animals to torturer of women. Yes i'm sick, but I enjoy myself too.
And the real killer wasn't about to let anyone take credit for his kill. Authorities closed the case. There was just one problem.
Reasonable Doubt: A Shocking Story of Lust and Murder in the American HeartlandBookBaby #ad - A new york times best-seller, this book has now been updated with additional content and photos. But why? a successful businessman and devoted member of a fundamentalist religious group, David Hendricks has the total support of his extended family. The book has also been used in college-level criminal justice courses to explain and illustrate the legal concept of reasonable doubt.
The apparent weapons, an ax and butcher knife, are found nearby. A mother and her three young children are found hacked to death in their beds. Readers often comment they must continually remind themselves that this story is real, that "Reasonable Doubt" is testament to the fact truth is stranger than fiction.
Reasonable Doubt: A Shocking Story of Lust and Murder in the American Heartland #ad - Police paint a darker picture, and prosecutors face the daunting task of convicting him on a case based on completely circumstantial evidence. Police believe he methodically murdered his wife and children before he left. A month later the husband and father, who was away on a business trip when the bodies were found, is accused of the killings.
The True Story of Arthur J. Shawcross - The Misbegotten Son: A Serial Killer and His Victims#ad - After three such episodes, parole officials sent him surreptitiously to Rochester, N. Y. Where he killed at least 11 prostitutes. Shawcross served fifteen years, then conned a parole board into an early release. Born in 1945 in upstate new york, shawcross was perceived as different even in childhood his classmates dubbed him "Oddie, " and elementary school officials called for mental health evaluations.
It remained for psychiatrist richard kraus to hypothesize that physiology was the basis for Shawcross's behavior--he diagnosed Shawcross as suffering from a metabolic ailment known as pyroluria and an abnormal genetic constitution. He was difficult to place--townspeople drove him out as soon as his past became known.
The True Story of Arthur J. Shawcross - The Misbegotten Son: A Serial Killer and His Victims #ad - From the second grade on, he was subjected to psychiatric examination, regularly confounding the experts. Years later, while serving in vietnam, Arthur John Shawcross wrote bloodcurdling letters about his battlefield ordeals, then returned to Watertown to commit a string of arsons and burglaries. To others he was a troubled young man who could be saved.
He was arrested in 1990 and eventually sentenced to 250 years in prison. He did not fit the classic pattern of the sociopath, nor did he seem either schizophrenic or paranoid. During the trial, he claimed that he had been physically and sexually abused by his mother untrue, the authorities concluded and that he had committed horrible atrocities in Vietnam probably untrue.
Told by olsen with contributions from others affected by Shawcross's crimes, the story is a triumph of true-crime writing.
Where Monsters Hide: Sex, Murder, and Madness in the MidwestKensington Books #ad - But when the coroner ruled Jason’s death a homicide, no one reacted more bizarrely than his widow. Sixteen months later, Jason Cochran died from a drug overdose. William phelps expertly reveals Kelly Cochran’s staggering saga of murder, revenge, and payback. Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers.
Allison brennan “Anything by Phelps is an eye-opening experience. Suspense magazine“Master of true crime. Real crime magazine. But the horrific truth was hidden under a near-perfect patchwork of lies. Veteran investigative journalist M. Detectives tried to put Kelly’s past into focus. An unexplained disappearance spirals into an unrelenting murder mystery.
Where Monsters Hide: Sex, Murder, and Madness in the Midwest #ad - In october 2014, local michigan police chief Laura Frizzo faced a perplexing missing-person case. It was not like chris Regan, a devoted father and dependable employee, to take off without explanation. When frizzo learned chris was having an affair with Kelly Cochran, a married co-worker, suspicion fell on Kelly’s hulking husband, Jason.
Soon after that the Cochrans abruptly moved to Indiana. Friends and family rallied around the grieving Kelly.
Blood Will Tell: A Shocking True Story of Marriage, Murder, and Fatal Family Secrets St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's True Crime #ad - And as the case progressed, one by one, the hidden secrets of the Fitzhugh family came spilling out. They were The Perfect Family. Blood will tell is the shocking true story of a seemingly happy family and the deadly secrets that led to murder. Someone had murdered kristine in her own home, inflicting a series of horrific blows to the back of her head, and then cleaned up the mess to make it look like an accident.
. For twenty years, ken and kristine Fitzhugh and their two sons had lived lives of comfortable middle-class normality in the university town of Palo Alto, California. By the time the palo alto police Department looked closer at the death of Kristine Fitzhugh, there could be only one conclusion. Who would do such a thing? Protesting his innocence, Kenneth Fitzhugh was arrested and tried for the murder of his wife.
Blood Will Tell: A Shocking True Story of Marriage, Murder, and Fatal Family Secrets St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - . Then came the shocking news that Kristine Fitzhugh was dead, the victim of a terrible accident.
The Officer's Wife: A True Story of Unspeakable Betrayal and Cold-Blooded Murder St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's Paperbacks #ad - Tired of spending one too many nights apart from Marty who was often away on his flight missions, Michelle turned to the Internet to meet men and relieve her loneliness. But one man stood out among all the rest: former U. S. On the surface, marty and Michelle Theer appeared to be the perfect married couple.
Air Force. Army staff Sergeant John Diamond. A woman in heatthe more time michelle spent with Diamond, the less she wanted to be with her husband. But when it came time to decide Michelle Theer's fate, her own shocking actions would finally seal her doom. Suspicion first turned to Diamond, and she watched him take the fall for a murder she had masterminded.
The Officer's Wife: A True Story of Unspeakable Betrayal and Cold-Blooded Murder St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - Then on december 17, 2000, marty was gunned down on a street outside of Michelle's office building. But no one knew of the double life Michelle was leading. She was a psychologist in Fayetteville, North Carolina. With each encounter, Michelle became more daring in her sexual escapades. In 2002, authorities finally captured her.
A case that shocked the american military communityfor three months, a jury would hear graphic testimony delving into the sordid details of Michelle's swinging sex life as the happy veneer of the Theers's marriage was quickly peeled away.