"Charlie considered himself lucky." -ch1 opening
"Here are some true things: 1. In the afternoon or early evening of June 25th 1980, Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero were killed in an isolated clearing in southeastern West Virginia." - The Third Rainbow Girl, opening
Happy New Year, everyone! To welcome in 2021 and what hopefully ends up being a better year to come, here are some anticipated releases I'm keeping an eye out for. These range in genre and are sorted by release month covering the first half of the year or so below, since release schedules have been … Continue reading 2021 Anticipated Releases
TLDR; An unconventional true crime. Written memoir-style and centers around the author's interactions with the killer in the aftermath of the crimes in a bid to better understand the darkness in all of us.
TLDR; a well-written true crime book with some dips but otherwise decent pace. Provides a unique opportunity to hear insider perspectives from a reporter who closely followed investigations at the time.
Title: The Pink Bonnet Find it on: Goodreads | AmazonAuthor: Liz TolsmaPublication Date: June 1, 2019Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.Genre: Christian, True CrimePages: 256 Many thanks to the author, Liz Tolsma, and publisher, Barbour Publishing Inc., for providing a digital ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis (via NetGalley ) … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Pink Bonnet” by Liz Tolsma
Image via NetGalley Title: The Lazarus Files Find it on: Goodreads | AmazonAuthor: Matthew McGough Publication Date: April 30, 2019Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Genre: True CrimePages: 608 Many thanks to the author, Matthew McGough, and publisher, Henry Holt and Co., for providing a digital ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Lazarus Files” by Matthew McGough
Though the title of this book reads like clickbait, that is quite possibly one of the only remotely negative things I have to say about this book. Deranged by Harold Schechter covers the stories of Albert Fish, notorious serial killer, rapist, and cannibal. Just around 60 years old and deceitfully benign in appearance, Fish hides … Continue reading Review: “Deranged: The Shocking True Story of America’s Most Fiendish Killer!” by Harold Schechter
Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James take readers headfirst through a winding tale of murder and mystery traversing the country in their recent book The Man from the Train. Appropriately named, the authors draw parallels among a long series of unsolved murders and conclude that a killer known only as the 'Man from the Train' … Continue reading Review: “The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery” by Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James