They were crimes that grabbed headlines around the world and stunned America. Four women dead, their bodies charred and horribly mutilated. Now Dennis McDougal, acclaimed author of the spellbinding true crime tour de force Mother's Day, brings his considerable investigative and narrative skills to the Yosemite murders to give you the most complete account of what really happened. Drawing on several personal conversations with the confessed killer and interviews with the victims' families, McDougal presents the definitive story, and answers many lingering questions. What demons drove this quiet handyman and nudist colony habitue to burn, mutilate, and murder four women he didn't even know? How did he overpower a woman and two teenaged girls? And most disturbing, did the glory-seeking FBI actually hinder the investigation, leaving the killer free to kill once more before he was caught?
THE YOSEMITE MURDERS offers valuable insight into these savage and senseless murders in the heart of America's most beautiful wilderness.
What a great story how one family can endure so much tragedy is beyond me! And still have the love for there family as this one does!Published 13 months ago by Paula
Having remembered when this crime occurred, I was excited to read this book and I was not disappointed. It was interesting and included a lot of details.Published 13 months ago by Linda
Its a nice read for true crime but not great. I would like liked to know a bit more about all the people involved. I think that would have made it more interesting.Published 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
Nice fast, interesting read. Others at work have read it, as well, and have enjoyed it! Prompt and good service.Published 18 months ago by Pam Tiedtke
Good factual info - but boring and much of info not applicable to this particular crime. I skipped many pages.Published 20 months ago by Barbara M. Kingery
It is soooo sad to read how some people can be so mean to others. It is even more so sad when the 'mean' person has seen the other side as in this case when Cary's brother had... Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Marshaine Adams
sad story but a good one none the less ...... i feel bad for both the family of the victims and Mr stayner him self this poor family went through pure hell....sad sadPublished on June 28, 2012 by Amazonlady45
Can't wait to read this after I finish reading "I Know My First Name Is Steven" which is about this guy's brother.Published on February 8, 2010 by Vicki S. Kindred