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Old 03-25-21, 11:08 PM
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Re: What's the last book you bought?

The true crime collection is amazing!

last book I bought was The Left Hand of Darkness - LeGuin

I have If You Tell - Greg Olsen on hold at the library. I still mourn the loss of Ann Rule ...
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Originally Posted by Kurt D
The true crime collection is amazing!

last book I bought was The Left Hand of Darkness - LeGuin

I have If You Tell - Greg Olsen on hold at the library. I still mourn the loss of Ann Rule ...
Thank you! I realized that with the popularity of True Crime skyrocketing because of Podcasts like My Favorite Murder and Netflix Documentaries & Series, the (good) books become a bit difficult to track down in general, especially older ones. After the recent Nightstalker Documentary came out on Netflix, I remember even the Distributor of Philip Carlo's book was out of copies for about 1 month or more.

Thought that this was a good time to finally put together the True Crime Book Collection I've been wanting since 8th Grade and support all my local bookstores in the process.

If You Tell is on my list to read! I haven't read any of Ann Rule's stuff after around 2004-2005? Is it as good as everything before?
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Thank you! I realized that with the popularity of True Crime skyrocketing because of Podcasts like My Favorite Murder and Netflix Documentaries & Series, the (good) books become a bit difficult to track down in general, especially older ones. After the recent Nightstalker Documentary came out on Netflix, I remember even the Distributor of Philip Carlo's book was out of copies for about 1 month or more.

Thought that this was a good time to finally put together the True Crime Book Collection I've been wanting since 8th Grade and support all my local bookstores in the process.

If You Tell is on my list to read! I haven't read any of Ann Rule's stuff after around 2004-2005? Is it as good as everything before?
The True Crime Files never had the same zing, but were still worthwhile in my opinion.

I haven't read enough other authors to really say, but she seemed to capture the human element like no other.

I'm too lazy to look through everything you've posted, but does it include The Serial Killer Whisperer - Pete Earley? Be interesting for you to read it after all the others ...
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The True Crime Files never had the same zing, but were still worthwhile in my opinion.

I haven't read enough other authors to really say, but she seemed to capture the human element like no other.

I'm too lazy to look through everything you've posted, but does it include The Serial Killer Whisperer - Pete Earley? Be interesting for you to read it after all the others ...
I might to check out my local library and see if they have any of the later books. I see them in bulk at local (used) bookstores and I'm wondering if that's any indication of the quality.

I do not own that! Thanks for the recommendation! I'll add it to my list!
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Re: What's the last book you bought?

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I might to check out my local library and see if they have any of the later books. I see them in bulk at local (used) bookstores and I'm wondering if that's any indication of the quality.

I do not own that! Thanks for the recommendation! I'll add it to my list!
It's hard to beat vintage Rule, for sure, but still worth a read. I joined goodreads just so I could keep track of the crime files books, which do tend to blend together after a while
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It's hard to beat vintage Rule, for sure, but still worth a read. I joined goodreads just so I could keep track of the crime files books, which do tend to blend together after a while
Good to know! I'll have to read some reviews of the later books to see if any interest me, since I always see them dirt cheap at my local bookstores.

Goodreads is pretty awesome.

Picked up more stuff earlier today:

Brady and Hindley: Genesis of the Moors Murders (Fred Harrison)
The Monster of Florence (Douglas Preston)
The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle (Kent Alexander/Kevin Salwen)
The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia (Emma Copley Eisenberg)
The Witches: Salem, 1692 (Stacy Schiff)
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Body Hunter (Patricia Springer)
The Cases That Haunt Us (John E. Douglas/Mark Olshaker)
Evil Secrets (Kathy Braidhill)
Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption (Benjamin Rachlin)
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir (Carrie Brownstein)
The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest (Charles C. Alexander)
Married To Murder (Robert Scott)
The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer (Brian Masters)
Remembering Satan (Lawrence Wright)
The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band (Michelle Cruz Gonzales)
Tears of Rage: From Grieving Father to Crusader for Justice - The Untold Story of the Adam Walsh Case (John Walsh)
Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring Sex Positive (Kristen J. Sollee)
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Across The Border: True Story of Satanic Cult Killings (Gary Provost)
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers: 2nd Edition (Michael Newton)
Daddy Was The Black Dahlia Killer: The Identity of America's Most Notorious Serial Murderer - Revealed at Last (Janice Knowlton)
Human Harvest: The Sacramento Murder Story (Daniel J. Blackburn)
The Killers Among Us (Book 2): Sex, Madness & Mass Murder (Colin Wilson)
Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground (Michael Moynihan)
Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted (Kristina Jones)
Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, the Cult That Bound My Life (Sarah Edmondson)
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Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape (Jenna Miscavige Hill)
Cult Insanity: A Memory of Polygamy, Prophets and Blood Atonement (Irene Spencer)
Fred & Rose: The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors (Howard Sounes)
In The Days of Rain: A Daughter, A Father, A Cult (Rebecca Slott)
JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation (Steve Thomas)
On The Farm: Robert William Pickton & the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women (Stevie Cameron)
Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery (Jerry Clark/Ed Palattella)
Starkweather: The Story of a Mass Murderer (William Allen)
The World In Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult (Jerald Walker)
When Men Become Gods: Morman Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult of Fear and the Women Who Fought Back (Stephen Singular)
Why?: The Serial Killer In America (Margaret Cheney)
The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders To Justice (Rebecca Musser)

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Buried Memories (Irene Pence)
Chain Saw Confidential (Gunnar Hansen)
Eye of Evil (Joseph Harrington)
From The Mouth of the Monster: The Joel Rifkin Story (Robert Mladinich)
Garden of Graves (Maria Eftimiades)
Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer (Ann McElhinney/Phelim McAleer)
The Vampire Killers: A Horrifying True Story of Bloodshed & Murder (Clifford L. Linedecker)
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Dancing With The Octopus: A Memoir of Crime (Debora Harding)
Dear People: Remembering Jonestown (Denice Stephenson)
Devil's Knot: The Story of the West Memphis Three (Mara Leveritt)
Die For Me: The Terrifying True Story of the Charles Ng & Leonard Lake Torture Murders (Don Lasseter)
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family (Robert Kolker)
The Red Ripper: Inside the Mind of Russia's Most Brutal Serial Killer (Peter Conradi)
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Don't Call It A Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM (Berman)
Killing For Company: The Story of a Man Addicted to Murder (Masters)
The Monsters of Weimar: The Stories of Fritz Haarmannn and Peter Kurten (Lessing/Berg)
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Crying In H Mart: A Memoir (Michelle Zauner)
Damned (Chuck Palahniuk)
I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Closing The Case on Jimmy Hoffa (Charles Brandt)
Less Than Zero (Bret Easton Ellis)
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning (Cathy Park Hong)
Pet Sematary (Stephen King)
Rant (Chuck Palahniuk)
The Ultimate Evil: The Search For The Sons of Sam (Maury Terry)
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Hell In The Heartland: Murder, Meth & The Case of Two Missing Girls (Jax Miller)
On The Trail of the Serpent (Richard Neville & Julie Clarke)
RedHanded: An Exploration of Criminals, Cannibals, Cults and What Makes A Killer Tick (Suruthi Bala & Hannah Maguire)
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The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation (Dick J. Reavis)
Broken Faith: Inside One of America's Most Dangerous Cults (Mitch Holbrook Weiss Mohr)
The Dracula Killer: The True Story of California's Vampire Killer (Ray Biondi & Walt Hecox)
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir (Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich)
Haunted (Chuck Palahniuk)
The Killers Among Us: Motives Behind Their Madness (Book 1) (Colin Wilson)
The Killing Game: The True Story of Rodney Alcala (Alan R. Warren)
Monsters of Weimar: The Stories of Fritz Haarmann and Peter Kurten (Theodor Lessing)
The Phantom Killer: Unlocking The Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror (James Presley)
Survivor (Chuck Palahniuk)
Women Who Kill: A Chilling Casebook of True-Life Murders (Al Cimino)
You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters (Kate Murphy)
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Fire & Blood is finally in paperback. And GRRM posted a melancholy poem on Twitter for his birthday today. Maybe something coming soon?

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The Forest City Killer: A Serial Murderer, a Cold-Case Sleuth, and a Search For Justice (Vanessa Brown)
The Yorkshire Ripper (Roger Cross)
Fear Came To Town: The Santa Claus, Georgia, Murders (Doug Crandell)
The Road To Jonestown: Jim Jones and People's Temple (Jeff Guinn)
Skeleton Crew (Stephen King)
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (Stieg Larsson)
Doomed (Chuck Palahniuk)
The Girl In The Leaves (Robert Scott)

I was excited to find a First Edition copy of The Road To Jonestown: Jim Jones and People's Temple (Jeff Guinn) at one of my favorite local bookstores today. I already own a Paperback copy but will rarely turn down First Editions of any True Crime Books I enjoy, especially for a good price.
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Boys Enter The House: The Victims of John Wayne Gacy and The Lives They Left Behind (David Nelson)
Cries In The Desert (John Glatt)
Cult Following: My Escape and Return To The Children of God (Bexy Cameron)
Dexter Is Dead (Jeff Lindsay)
A Father's Story (Lionel Dahmer)
I'm In The Band: Backstage Notes From The Chick In White Zombie (Sean Yseult)
Nonbinary: A Memoir (Genesis P-orridge)
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The Black Panther: The Trials and Abductions of Donald Neilson (Gordon Lowe)

Hunting The Devil: The Pursuit, Capture and Confession of the Most Savage Serial Killer In History (Richard Louie)

Inside The Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind The Thirty-Year Hunt For The Notorious Wichita Serial Killer (John E. Douglas/Johnny Dodd)

The Lost Girls: The True Story of The Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight's Escape From Hell (John Glatt)

A Monster Of All Time: The True Story of Danny Rolling, The Gainsville Ripper (JT Hunter)

One of Us: The Story of a Massacre In Norway -- and Its Aftermath (Asne Seierstad)
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The Killer's Shadow: The FBI's Hunt For A White Supremacist Serial Killer (John E. Douglas)
The Menendez Murders: The Shocking Untold Story of the Menendez Family and the Killings That Stunned the Nation (Robert Rand)
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The Anatomy of Motive (John Douglas/Mark Olshaker)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Suzanne Collins)
The Bone Garden (William P. Wood)
Cold Storage (Don Lasseter)
The Crime of the Century (Dennis L. Breo/William J. Martin)
Crossing The Line: The True Story of Long Island Serial Killer Joel Rifkin (Lisa Pulitzer)
The Devil's Disciples (Robert Wilson)
Disturbed Ground (Carla Norton)
The Eyeball Killer (John Matthews)
Freed To Kill: The True Story of Larry Eyler (Gera-Lind Kolarik)
The Massie Case (Peter Packer)
Perfect Victim: The True Story of "The Girl In The Box" by the D.A. Who Prosecuted Her Captor (Christine McGuire/Carla Norton)
Slow Death (Jim Fielder)
Smoldering Embers (Joy Wellman)
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Fault Lines by Voddie Baucham. Was a great book. He clearly exposed the lies of BLM and how CRT is racist and Marxist.
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Picked up Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson for book club
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Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson)
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Slowly filling in my Dune series hardcover collection, just won an eBay auction for a copy of Children of Dune that look in decent shape and didn't cost me an arm and a leg.

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