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Masters of True Crime: Chilling Stories of Murder and the Macabre Paperback – July 24, 2012
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"R. Barri Flowers has assembled a chilling selection of recent writing by both new and old masters of true crime literature in a dazzling array of the sinister, absurd, and just purely evil." --Peter Vronsky, author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters
"Striking, well-written tales sparkle in this ocean of murder. Crimes spanning a century and stretching across an ocean are a diverse collection of the macabre." --Diane Fanning, author of Mommy's Little Girl
"Written by a talented and gifted group of writers. In my opinion, this book should be a mandatory purchase and read for any true crime buff. It is, indeed, an exceptional collection of true crime stories." --Steven A. Egger, PhD, associate professor and chair of the Criminology Program at the University of Houston, Clear Lake
"A fascinating, must-read compendium of true crime by some of the genre's leading authors." --Gary C. King, bestselling author of Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer
"Absolute bone-chilling and sinister accounts of murder and mayhem. . . . Readers get an extreme front-row seat to seventeen terrifying tales. Well written and captivating."
-Jennifer Chase, Criminologist and award-winning author
"The detailed reporting only makes these jaw-dropping tales more chilling. Do not read this alone."
-Kathleen Sharp, Author of Blood Feud
"Incredible cases, psychopathic killers, unwitting victims, along with the very best writers make for an exciting, no-holds-barred, soon-to-be true-crime classic."
-Dan Zupansky, Host of True Murder
"A riveting collection of short stories told by veteran crime writers. Once you begin to read this book, you will have trouble putting it down. . . . It is a disturbing, albeit fascinating, read."
-Kathleen M. Heide, PhD, Author of Why Kids Kill Parents
"This book should be a mandatory purchase and read for any true-crime buff. . . . An exceptional collection of true-crime stories."
-Steven A. Egger, PhD, Associate professor and chair of the Criminology Program at the University of Houston–Clear Lake
From the Author
For true crime fans, this anthology is bound to become a classic that you will likely want to read more than once to fully grasp the range of crimes, criminals, victims, settings, and outcome.
R. Barri Flowers
Author of The Sex Slave Murders, Serial Killer Couples, Mass Murder in the Sky, and Dark Streets of Whitechapel.
Top Customer Reviews
Recall the kidnapping victims whose bodies are discovered after a length of time, the mail bomb murders, the case of the world’s worst woman, and the arsonist who enjoyed hearing the victim’s screams. Unlike fiction, not all the crimes are solved, some of the investigators are flawed, and the reader can be alarmed at the thought of the many warped yet normal appearing individuals we encounter daily. Captivating reading though the writing is uneven in places.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really wanted to like this book because the audio version was given to me for an honest review. I also purchased the Kindle book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Karen B