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- Print Length: 155 pages
- Publisher: Twin Feather Publishing (March 20, 2018)
- Publication Date: March 20, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07B4JB72N
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,587 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I, a Squealer: The insider’s account of the “Pied Piper of Tucson” murders Kindle Edition
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"I have never read a story quite like I, a Squealer. A powerful and intimate exploration of one man's moral dilemma. -Diane Fanning, Edgar Award finalist author of 14 true crime books
"Bruns' shocking manuscript has been released to the public giving us for the first time a valuable look into the 'Pied Piper of Tucson' serial murders in 1964-1965. -Peter Vronsky, author of Serial killer: the Method and Madness of Monsters
"I, a Squealer is a gripping and compulsive read that takes you on a twisted ride through the mind of a serial killer and the sinister murders he committed. Hold on tight." -RJ Parker, PhD, author of 25 true crime books including The Serial killers Encyclopedia
"An extraordinary and thought-provoking look inside the mind of a serial killer." -Kim Cresswell, author of the True Crime Quickie Series --This text refers to the paperback edition.
-K M Steele for Reader's Favorite
5-Star Review from Foreword Reviews. Richard Bruns' "I, a Squealer" promises an insider's account of the "Pied Piper of Tucson" murders. As intriguing as this narrative is, the more compelling story lurks within the relationship between the "Squealer" and the "Pied Piper." Published fifty years after it was written, this tale is fueled no less by its teller's compassion than by the killer's deplorable deeds.
-Linda Thorlakson, Foreword Reviews
I, a Squealer is a riveting true story of one man's struggle to do the right thing. Richard Bruns takes the reader on an emotional journey as he faces his darkest fears to help police catch a killer - a killer he personally knows and knows well. I definitely recommend reading this book.
In an honest and gripping account, "I, a Squealer" gives a rare opportunity to read an insider's view. It provides a thought-provoking read that is absorbing from the very first page.
-Fiona Guy, CrimeTraveller.org
Written with an impressive candor, "I, a Squealer: The Insider's Account of the Pied Piper of Tucson Murders" is a unique, insightful, and impressively informative account of an authentic serial killer that is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Criminology Studies collections, as well as the personal reading lists of non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject.
-Midwest Book Review --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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The real story, though, involves the personal struggles of the author. He felt, at times, real fear of becoming a victim himself. Other times, he felt ambivalence and even shame at thoughts of turning in his friend. The struggles are real - would there be enough evidence to make it stick? Or would there be potential gruesome backlash? What about Bruns' own involvement? And the imposition of the death penalty . . .
The author definitely feels Schmid did not receive an adequate defense, at least in his first trial. And Bruns is not shy expressing his feelings: "I couldn't help but feel sorry for him. His crimes had been outrageous, but his punishment even more outrageous. I just cannot believe society has a right, morally or legally, to kill with premeditation another human being. And on Death Row, dying is a slow process." This 19 year old writing, was certainly forced to ponder powerful and weighty concepts. And he did not face these in the abstract - he lived them and played an active role.
The appendices are very useful, bringing the reader up-to-date and answering questions that lingered at the end of the 1967 manuscript. This is a memoir, a social commentary, a gripping story, and a history book. Well worth reading.
When you read the book you can understand how difficult it must have been, for the author to publish it. It is extremely personal and the anguish the author experienced by virtue of having been made a confidante by the killer, who bragged about what he had done, is tangible and undeniable.
The story is compelling and it does not go into much gory detail about the murders, it focuses more on the psychological aspects and how an average teenager dealt with the knowledge that a best friend was committing murders of other kids they both knew, and that he could face implications himself as well as the inner struggle to tell someone and betray his best friend or stay silent and deal with the guilt and fear of who might be next.