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Product Details

  • Series: Pinnacle True Crime
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pinnacle; First Printing edition (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786018518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786018512
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a Los Angeles Times and Borders International Group bestselling author of several true crime books including HOLLYWOOD DEATH SCENES, DEAD AND BURIED, MURDERED INNOCENTS, EVIL EYES, STRANGLER, PURE MURDER, and SAVAGE SON. I was also the founder of the #1 true crime blog, In Cold Blog, a former blogger for the Discovery Channel's Hollywood on Crime blog, a current contributor to MetalSucks, and the horror film festival blogger for Bloody Disgusting.

I am currently working on my eighth true crime book, TEACH ME TO KILL, about the murder of Diane Tilly which will be released in 2013. I am also working with Philip H. Anselmo (ex-Pantera/Down) on his autobiography which should be released sometime in late 2013. In addition, I am co-authoring a book with Tracey Damron, ex-wife of former Kentucky legislator Steve Nunn, who has been convicted of murdering his fiancee, which will hopefully hit the shelves in 2014.

I am also the co-founder of the Housecore Horror Film Festival, along with philip Anselmo, which will premiere in October 2013 in Austin, texas.

Customer Reviews

This is a very well written book!
B. Marquart
Ive learned from reading this book that is the last thing the famiilies want, is for people to forget.
Nicole
Corey Mitchell is a great true crime writer who's books read like a novel.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Kim Cantrell on July 24, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
For many years now, I've been a fan of the true crime genre; reading nothing but these nonfiction tales of the worst side of mankind. After a while, while still interested in the crimes, the forensics, and the inner workings of the justice system, a reader can easily reach a point where the crime in and of itself has no shock value.

That was not the case in my most recently read book: Pure Murder by Corey Mitchell.

In Pure Murder, Mitchell tells the gut-wrenching, absolutely sickening tale surrounding the deaths of two Houston, Texas teenager girls: Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena.

On what should have been a short walk home through on of Houston's city parks, these young girls had the bad fortune of meeting up with six of Texas' teenage lowlifes: Efrain Perez, Raul Villarreal, Peter Cantu, Joe Medellin, Venancio "Yuni" Medellin, Jr., and Sean O'Brien.

Simply because the young, innocent girls were in the wrong place at the wrong time when these scumbags were "feeling their oats," they were tortured, raped, and murdered.

For the first time in a while, this true crime piece managed to enrage me as I could not hardly fantom that in a group of six people there was not one decent individual that could have, in some way, helped these young victims.

And, as an added bonus, especially in a time where illegal immigration is such a hot topic, the attempts by Joe Medellin to use his illegal immigrant status as a means to absolve the indictment against him was, to say the least, infuriating. He participates in the raping, mutilating and murder of two young girls and he expects that this country will allow him freedom on a technicality?! I could not even begin to understand the audacity of this pathetic, spineless child killer.

If you're up for a good read that evokes so many emotions you feel as though you are on an emotional rollercoaster, look no further than this newest release from Corey Mitchell.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By MoodyBlue on June 23, 2008
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I read this book in one day. I am a big fan of Corey Mitchell because he gives the reader the opportunity to get to know all those involved. He doesn't stay focused on the gore, and he gives the reader just enough information to realize how the poor victim(s) suffered at the hands of the killer(s). Some writers focus more on the killer(s) and less on the victim(s) and who they were.

In "Pure", Elizabeth and Jennifer are young and beautiful teenagers who set out for a night of fun with some friends. When the girls realize their curfew is minutes away, they decide to take a shortcut home. That shortcut would prove to be fatal. The young teens meet up with a pack of monsters. What followed was truly disturbing. What was even more disturbing are the two young men who could have perhaps saved the girls from their deaths, yet did nothing. The rest of the book follows the families outrage, the arrest and the trials of these losers. This story is one you will not soon forget. Have a box of tissues on hand.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Tracy D. Cook on July 7, 2008
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I recall first learning of the tragic murders of Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena after reading about the account in "Newsweek" in 1993 while I was finishing my first year in Seminary. I will always remember the cold and nearly heartless stare at the camera by Sean O'Brien, one of the young men accused of their brutal murder. Corey Mitchell writes a powerful account of the entire tragedy, giving a face to all of the players in the tragic story of kids who have been lost in this insane society, and in turn become its major cause of fear. While we may point fingers at the accusers and the supposed ones who allowed them to run rampant and do what they did, we are reminded of two beautiful young women, the best of friends who were taken away from their friends, loved ones, and the society that may have benefited by their presence. Mr. Mitchell tells a powerful story that does not hide us from the gruesome reality of what happened, yet doesn't seem to revel in the details. May the journey of the families of these young ladies and others who have lost loved ones in such a terrible way never be forgotten by us who are blessed with the gift of life and relative safety.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Terri E. Hopkins on July 20, 2008
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Once again Corey Mitchell provides. As with all of Mr Mitchells books he should be rated #1 True Crime author. I wish he could write a new book as fast as I can read. He brings out and gets you familiar with all the people in his writings both good and bad. I can never set one of his books down once I open the cover. Please never stop writing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 9, 2008
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I did some reaserch on this awhile back when I was in law enforcment. I just recently found out that one of them was executed. That is when I bought this book. If you want to walk through hell, this is as close as it gets. I was infuriated when reading the chapter that explained what happend those last hours. Those girls who actually were making something of themselves were cut short of life by six wastes of human DNA! Be warned.....one pic in the book(Jennifer) is really disturbing. If you ever wanted to help families that go through this kind of thing, this would be the tool to get you started! Great book!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sabrina Rutter on March 7, 2013
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I would have given this a five star rating, and believe me it almost was a fiver for me, but I wanted to know more about the girls. Who they were, and what they liked, instead we just get generic details like, "they did what all girls do." Still this was a great read that should hold the attention of any true crime fan from beginning to end.

I find it incredible that we have so many rotten potatoes in one pot. The likelihood that they would all meet up, and form such a lethal group is beyond terrifying. As one character witness, and friend of the boys stated, "the devil was in them". They brought fear, and suffering where ever they went without even the smallest hint of humanity. The friend who made this statement probably got out of being charged as an accessory by being a witness for the prosecution because him, and his brother seen the two girls being harassed by the group as they were leaving, and did nothing to help the girls. If not then I wonder why they never got into any trouble. Surely if your aware someone is being attacked, and do nothing that makes you an accessory?

If you go into this book with any faith in the justice system whatsoever you'll have little to none by the end of it. Those monsters got served with a sentence of death, and then the courts go and strip this sentencing down to serving life for the ones who were under eighteen. Given the severity of the crime I believe their age should have been over looked. At least three of the eight boys there that night have been sent to meet the top judge. Notice I say eight instead of six, that's because when those two brothers failed to call 911 upon leaving the group, and thus saving the lives of two young girls that makes them guilty.
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