I almost never read non fiction. I made an exception with this book. I can honestly say this "true story" disturbed me more then any fictional murder mystery I have ever read. It is the story of a psychotic madman-one who enjoys abducting young girls, abusing then killing them. Thankfully the author did not go into details. This is mostly the story of the police officers who would not give up until this murderer was caught and behind bars for life. Some of the officers lives were ruined because they could not get it out of their heads. There are good police officers out there-those that will pursue a "cold case" until it is solved and the families given some kind of closure.
About the Book: (from the back of the book)
"For years he's stalked elementary schools and playgrounds looking for young girls from low-income neighborhoods to abduct, rape and murder. He thought of them as "throwaway kids"--hardly missed, and soon forgotten, execept by those who loved them. He was every parent's worst nightmare. The bogeyman they warned their children about...the fiend who lurked in the shadows outside of bedroom windows."
A SceneBooks original true crime story from the New York Times bestselling author of Monster and No Stone Unturned, describing in dramatic detail and with heart-rending poignancy the efforts of tenacious Texas lawmen to solve the cold case murders of three little girls and hold their killer accountable for his horrific crimes.
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
Best-selling and award-winning author and journalist Steve Jackson lives and works in the mountains of Colorado. Born in Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1955, he grew up in Hawaii and Colorado. He graduated in 1979 from Colorado State University with a BA in Journalism.
A newspaper journalist for 25 years, he worked in locales as varied as Montana, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, Indonesia, Indiana, Washington D.C., Florida, Oregon and Colorado. During his career with newspapers, he received numerous national and regional awards for feature writing and investigative reporting.
As of August 2014, he has written nine non-fiction books in true crime, history and biography genres. His first non-fiction book, Monster, a true crime, was published in October 1998 and within two weeks became a NYTimes bestseller. In 2003, his World War II dramatic narrative, Lucky Lady, received The Colorado Book Award, best biography/history, from the Colorado Center for the Book; Lucky Lady was also the runner-up that year for the Admiral Samuel Morrison Naval History Award.
Just released on August 5, 2014 is his latest true crime, BOGEYMAN, the story of the manhunt for one of America's worst child serial killers and the tenacious Texas lawmen who brought him to justice.
He's also written eleven crime thrillers in collaboration with former New York City assistant district attorney Robert K. Tanenbaum.
In June 2013, Jackson joined a forensic investigative team searching for the remains of the Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov in Perm, Russia as part of his research for an upcoming dramatic history FINDING ANASTASIA. The team will be returning to Russia in June 2014 to resume the search.
Outside of writing, his interests include backpacking, fly fishing, skiing, guitar, reading, softball, music, wine, beer and spending time with his family and friends.
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