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Fiend: The Shocking True Story Of America’s Youngest Serial Killer by Harold Schechter (October 2001)

Fiend by Harold Schechter
Jesse Pomeroy had strong urges; extremely intense urges which led him to little boys to secluded areas where he physically and sexually assaulted them. Jesse was only 12 years old himself. Sentenced to a home for juvenile delinquents, Jesse was made to cool his heels for a couple of years until, at the age of 14 and having manipulated authorities into believing he was “cured,” he was...

Fatal Friends Deadly Neighbors and Other True Cases: Ann Rules Crime Files: Volume 16 (November 2012)

Fatal Friends Deadly Neighbors by Ann Rule
I just recently reread one of Ann Rule’s earlier crime files series and was anxious to her newest Fatal Friends Deadly Neighbors and Other True Cases. Featuring the worldwide headline case of the missing Susan Powell and the tragic deaths of her young sons at hands of possessive, abusive husband Josh Powell, eight other interesting cases, predominately from the 1970s, are also chronicled; including...

Dont Look Behind You and Other True Cases by Ann Rule

Don't Look Behind You by Ann Rule
The (fan-dubbed) queen of true crime has graced loyal fans with her first (and only, to the best of my knowledge) book of 2011. Don’t Look Behind You is the 15th volume in the Ann Rule true crime files. You may or may not be aware that in the past that I’ve been a little critical of Rule’s crime volumes; not so much because they were poorly written, but because they didn’t offer...

Everything She Ever Wanted by Ann Rule (December 1993)

Everything She Ever Wanted by Ann Rule
Mary Linda Patricia Vann was born with a taste for the finer things in life even though she was born to a mother (an entire family, actually) with a propensity for out-of-wedlock births to teenage mothers and not a (as we say in the South) pot to piss in. Nonetheless, Pat, as she came to be called for short, was always indulged. Following tradition, Pat, became pregnant at fifteen and married the...

Never Enough by Joe McGinniss (July 2008)

Never Enough by Joe McGinniss
Nancy Kissel had money.  Lots of money.  Think millions upon millions of dollars. Her husband, Rob Kissel, was a very successful investment banker.  But while money can buy a lot of things, it cannot buy happiness. And Nancy was very unhappy. The Kissels were no stranger to disfunctionality.  While Nancy had her own Mommy-abandonment issues, the Kissels lived in the shadow of an overly critical...

Under the Bridge by Rebecca Godfrey (August 2005)

Under the Bridge by Rebecca Godfrey
Under the Bridge by Rebecca Godfrey, tells the story of one of Canada’s most infamous slayings known as the “Schoolgirl Murder” or also frequently referred to as “The Shoreline Six.” Reena Virk, a 14-year-old girl of Middle Eastern decent, was a young woman searching for her place in this world; unfortunately, the “place” she frequently chose was with a group...