The list author says: "I love true-crime books, but I often get bored with the last part of the book dealing with the trial. These books below have either no trial sections, or have trial sections that held my interest."
"Simply one of the most gripping stories of a madman ever told. The great bonus to this book are the many insights about life in the 20's. You feel transported and can imagine so many details of things, mannerisms and customs of the time. Then there is the hunt for the killer. Fantastic."
"One of the most wicked of all serial killers. This book walks the line between non-fiction and historical novel due to the amount of dialog written, though it is all based on factual events. It is hard to put down and hard to grasp as something that once happened."
"If your memory relies on news coverage at the time, then you do not know what really happened or what drove the boys to do what they did. Much of that was completely wrong or incomplete. Through detailed research, this tells all."