- Hardcover: 482 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (October 12, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449018912
- ISBN-13: 978-1449018917
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 40 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,152,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
J. T. Townsend is a freelance writer and lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He is the former true crime historian for Snitch Magazine, and his work has appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Magazine, Word Magazine, and Clews. In addition, he appeared in the 2008 British Documentary Conversations With a Serial Killer. This is his first book. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Townsend takes a balanced look at each crime, introduces the evidence available at the time and discusses the theories developed by the police. He then offers additional evidence or conclusions which may have surfaced in the years since the initial investigation. In all but one case, Townsend was permitted to examine the original police file. He also conducted his own investigation by speaking with police, reporters and witnesses, some of whom were overlooked in the the earlier investigation. He ends each story with a close look at the murder through the eyes of the individual who Townsend believes, based on his own research, committed the crime.
Townsend clearly has insight into the methods used by police and the psychology of the criminal. Time and again I found myself wondering, "why didn't I think of that", and then realizing--fortunately--that I don't think like a murderer.
Terrific book. I hope he writes a sequel.