12 True Crime Stories of Murder & MayhemSeventh Book of the True Crime Case Histories Series (2021)
If you're familiar with the previous books in the True Crime Case Histories series, you already know that I start each book with a brief warning. Real true crime is not for everyone. The stories in this book represent humanity at its absolute worst. Pure evil. Television crime shows and news articles often skip the gruesome parts of true crime stories. The real details are just too grisly for the average viewer or reader.
In my books, however, I do my best to include the details, regardless of how unsettling they may be. Each story requires hours of research. I search through old newspaper articles, court documents, police reports, autopsy results, and first-hand descriptions. Some of the specifics can be disconcerting. I choose to include the details not to shock, but to give the reader a deeper view into the mind of the killer. Although it's unlikely any of us will understand the motives of a diabolical monster, the level of depravity will keep you turning pages.
That being said, if you are overly squeamish about the details of true crime, this book may not be for you. If you're okay with it... then let's begin.
Volume 7 features: Longer stories, more photos, a bonus chapter, and an online appendix with additional photos, videos, and documents. Volume 7 of True Crime Case Histories features twelve new stories from the past fifty years.
A sampling of the stories include:
You'll read about a law enforcement officer that took advantage of the trust associated with his uniform. His brutal reign of terror lasted eight years. It took the bravery of two young women that escaped his grasp to bring him down.
There's the story of the recent law school graduate with a crush on his neighbor. Rather than asking her out on a date, he stalked and spied on his classmate, eventually taking her life. There's also the heartbreaking story of a single mom, drowning in debt, that did the unthinkable for insurance money.
Seven of the stories in this book feature women killers, two of which took the time to meticulously dismember their victims-a task that can take great strength. Another woman manipulated her two teenage boys into killing for her. Yet another woman staged an elaborate hoax to get rid of her loving husband rather than go through the agony of a messy divorce.
You'll also read of a sadistic group of up to twelve killers that took joy in abducting and torturing young men in Australia. Sadly, only one of the mysterious group has been brought to justice.
Plus many more disturbing stories.
The twelve stories in this volume are shocking and disturbing, but they're true. These things really happen in the world. We may never understand why killers do what they do, but at least we can be better informed. You may have heard of a few of the stories in this volume, but there are several I'm almost certain you haven't.
Scroll up to get your copy True Crime Case Histories Volume 8 is due out December 2021 and will feature 12 more short stories of; True Crime, Murder & Mayhem, Serial Killer Biographies, and True Murder Case Files.