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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 03:58 PM
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I am in True Crime Book reading heaven right now.
Picked up 11 books I hadn't read before. Here's the list if anyone is interested:

Deadly Triangle by Fran Parker

When Evil Rules by Michele McPhee

The Prom Night Murders by Carlton Smith

Behind the Mask by Stella Sands

Erased by Marilee Strong

To Love, Honor and Kill by Lee Butcher

Death of a Dream by Paul LaRosa

Kiss and Kill by Dale Hudson

Perfect Beauty by Keith Greenberg

Taken from Home by Eric Francis

The Missing Girls by Linda O'Neal
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gizmonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 06:08 PM
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1. It's been a while since I've read some TC books
Looking forward to delving into a few.

Thanks for the list! :)
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 08:17 PM
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2. You're welcome! I get so many great tips on our TC forum
for things to read. It's about time to reciprocate :-).
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 10:46 AM
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3. I read ERASED and I highly recommend it.
Erased: Missing Women, Murdered Wives

By Marilee Strong and Mark Powelson

"In her exhaustively researched account of the Scott Peterson trial and similar cases, journalist Strong (A Bright Red Scream) makes a convincing case that there is a growing number of menwhom she calls eraser killerswho murder their wives or girlfriends with premeditation and dispose of the body in an attempt to make both the crime and the victim disappear. They kill, says Strong, because the woman no longer serves any 'purpose' in the man's emotionally desolate world, or because he sees her as an obstacle to a life he fantasizes for himself. Strong traces the phenomenon back to the 1906 case of Chester Gillette, convicted for murdering his pregnant mistress and the model for Dreiser's An American Tragedy. Between the Gillette and Peterson cases is a series of gruesome murders that Strong contends were committed by husbands who then staged kidnappings or robberies to disguise the murder or simply stashed the bodies so well that they are never found. Her accounts of various eraser killings around the country are compelling, but none more so than her meticulously detailed examination of Laci Peterson's murder. With its blend of novelistic journalism and concise psychiatric research, Strong's expos will appeal to more than just true crime fans. (Mar.) "

http://www.amazon.com/Erased-Missing-Women-Murdered-Wiv...

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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 09:14 AM
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4. That was a good book
She included about 50+ cases, many that I never heard about. I just took all the books back to the library and am ready to order some more :-).
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