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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 234 pages
  • Publisher: DIP Publishing House; 1st edition (August 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937182231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937182236
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,488,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Every parent, teacher, and anyone who deals with children should hear this interview. --Anonymous --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

(Co-Author - Anthony Meoli) Education -B.S. Administration of Justice Penn State University -M.A. Forensic Psychology Argosy University -J.D. John Marshall Law School

Anthony Meoli has personally interviewed numerous serial killers and death row inmates including: Danny Rolling, Glen Edward Rogers, Loran Cole and Lee Boyd Malvo. He has spoken with more than a dozen other death row inmates over the telephone. On two occasions, he lectured about his experiences with serial personalities while attending Argosy University. Anthony appeared as a criminal profiler for a documentary about American serial killer Glen Rogers whom he has interviewed numerous times. The film will have U.S., U.K. and Australian distribution. He is the President of Meoli Forensic Consulting, LLC.

Since 1998, Mr. Meoli has written to over one-hundred serial killers, both domestically and abroad. Some of these men and women have maintained steady correspondence for nearly a decade, while others were lost due to natural death or through state sanctioned executions.

Lee Malvo Connection-
He has been writing to Lee Boyd Malvo since February 2005. It was through these hundreds of letters and numerous telephone calls that Lee s confidence and trust were earned. Their relationship provided the basis for the release of this once private information. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Anthony Meoli has been corresponding with serial killers, mass murderers, spree killers and death row inmates since 1998. Worldwide, he has successfully contacted over 130 such personalities, personally interviewing five inmates which include: Danny Rolling (executed in 2006), Loran Cole, Lee Boyd Malvo, Glen Rogers and Isaac Zamora.

In August 2012 he published The Diary of the D.C. Sniper, co-written with Lee Boyd Malvo which was the culmination of 7 years of correspondence, over 50 phone calls and personal visitation. He appeared as a criminal profiler on the ID Network documentary My Brother the Serial Killer.

In trying to better understand serial killers, he has collected their artwork, poetry, letters and even their original hand prints. Meoli possesses one of the world's largest collections of full-sized, original serial killer hand prints which he uses for a plethora of fingerprint characteristic and height/weight comparison.

Meoli holds degrees from Penn State University (B.S. in Criminal Justice), John Marshall Law School (J.D.) and Argosy University (MA in Forensic Psychology).

He is a Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC) with the American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI) and the President of Meoli Forensic Consulting, LLC. He sits on the consulting committed of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC). He is currently a member of the following professional associations: APA, ACA, ACFEI and the AISOCC.

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I could not put this book down as soon as I began reading it.
Andrew D
Mr. Meoli has done a superb job of putting this book together and shedding light on the consequences of abuse.
Chris Beshore
Listening to Lee Boyd Malvo's voice and accounts is truly a chilling experience.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Moorenaps on September 1, 2012
Format: Audio CD
The "Interview with the DC Sniper" on CD is startlingly compelling and heart-wrenching. From the sound of the prison door banging at the beginning of the interview, I couldn't stop listening.

The interview doesn't focus on the violent, unspeakable crime of the killings. Told from prison, where Lee spends his time in solitary confinement, this is the self-told story of the boy who was pulled into horrifying crime by an insane father figure. With astonishing insight and clarity, Lee Malvo quietly describes a brutal childhood; one spent growing up without any love at all from anyone. Instead of love, his mother provided daily, horrific abuse. At the age when most children are in elementary school, he moved to the streets alone to escape her.

John Muhammed was the first person who showed him any attention or affection, and Lee's need for approval pushed him to trust John completely. The interview clearly illustrates the power of an abusive relationship and how easily it becomes for the abuser to brainwash the victim.

I thought about the interview for days after I listened, thinking that with a good childhood, Lee would have had a chance for a normal, productive life. It is the archetypal story of an intelligent, intuitive boy whose life was thrown away by his parents' selfishness and insanity.

With his experience in psychology, Anthony Meoli carefully takes a guiding role in the interview segments. He asks Lee questions to lead him to talk about his self-awareness and the intent of the crimes. It's not possible for a second to forget the horror of the crimes, but with Anthony's guidance, you begin to understand what went wrong and why the shootings happened.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EricWH on September 12, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Chilling! The perfect companion to the book 'The Diary of the D.C. Sniper.

Listening to the CD brings the reality of this case to life from the Recording at the beginning of the calls to the noises and other inmates that you can hear in the background.

Listening to the CD, you cannot help but to put yourself in Malvo's place. I found myself questioning the reasons did his crimes. Was it because of his horrible childhood and upbringing? Was it something much more sinister in the way John Muhammad courted him? ...or was all that told as to make an excuse for his murders? I found myself still questioning just this, days after listening to this chilling audio interview/phone call.

This project, to me, seems to have been done with one thing in mind, to tell the story in way of the diary and let you, the reader decide for yourself why these crimes happened and what exactly the factors were that caused the horrible chain of events of the Beltway sniper attacks.

It is very evident that this book was a painstaking process on the parts of both Malvo and Mr. Anthony Meoli. The entire work, the book and the cd paint a very vivid picture and the recordings stay with you. I found my mind, during daily activities, going back and back to the recording. It definitely provokes thought and is an excellent exorcise in the social and/or the psychology of a killer.

The CD itself is an excellent study of the mind of a killer. The recording stays with you and are very thought provoking. Excellent and very well done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TV on October 3, 2012
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I literally read this book in two days. I could not put this book down until I was finish. Well written, great topics and details on Lee's life. However, I was looking for more details on the aftermath of Lee's and his mother's relationship. Overall a must read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Raj on October 18, 2012
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I got this CD wondering if it expanded on the topics in the book, 'Diary of the D.C. Sniper,' and wanting to hear those life events of Lee Boyd Malvo's life with his own voice and how he came across in person; I didn't come away disappointed. First off, Mr. Meoli did a phenomenal job interviewing Mr. Malvo throughout the numerous prison conversations they had over the telephone. Mr. Meoli came prepared to ask him pertinent questions, some pretty tough to hear (i.e. childhood abuse, sexual molestation, suicide attempts, emotions upon committing the first homicide, etc.), but he did so respectfully, and would follow up where necessary, garnering some fascinating details from Mr. Malvo. As the nature of the interviews were never confrontational, it made the audio CD easy to listen to and the sixty six minutes were over before I knew it.

As for Mr. Malvo in this CD, he comes across disarmingly normal. He wasn't afraid to answer any of Mr. Meoli's questions, and seemed very honest in his answers. His description of meeting and being with John Allen Muhammad were intense. To HEAR Mr. Malvo's account of John Allen Muhammad's personal philosophies and justification for their killings was chilling, to say the least. Mr. Malvo's intelligence comes through in his answers and is genuine, articulate, and even keeled in talking with Mr. Meoli. In fact, you feel sympathetic towards Mr. Malvo as the CD progresses, and almost forget he's a serial killer. FANTASTIC audio CD, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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