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The New York Times bestselling author “gives a master class on true crime reporting in Bogeyman. He writes with both muscle and heart” (Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author).
Bogeyman describes in dramatic detail and with heartrending poignancy the efforts of tenacious Texas lawmen to solve the cold case murders of three little girls and hold serial child killer David Elliot Penton accountable for his horrific crimes.
From the book: “For years he’d stalked elementary schools and playground 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, except by those who loved them. He was every parent’s worst nightmare. The bogeyman they warned their children about . . . the fiend who lurked outside bedroom windows.”

“Absorbing and haunting! Bogeyman spills creepily across the page with Steve Jackson’s hellacious verve and insight, reminding us there are few better explorers of the American berserk.”—Ron Franscell, bestselling author of Alice & Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story
“Steve Jackson’s latest, Bogeyman, reveals a living, breathing nightmare that haunted parents, as well as detectives. Be sure to add it to your reading list if you’re a fan of true crime books.”—Aaron Habel, host of Generation Why Podcast
“There are true crime books that just lay out the facts, and there are true crime books that pull you deeply into a world. Jackson writes deeply . . . It’s all in Bogeyman, a fascinating, well-paced read about the lows and highs of cold case investigations.”—Katherine Ramsland, bestselling author and professor of forensic psychology, in Psychology Today
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June 18, 2021
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About the author

Steve Jackson is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and journalist based in Colorado. With the WildBlue Press release of BOGEYMAN in August 2014, Steve has now written nine nonfiction books, published under his name, and he collaborated with former New York assistant district attorney Robert K. Tanenbaum to write eleven crime thrillers in the Butch Karp fiction series.Steve started his professional writing career in newspapers and worked as a journalist for more than twenty years in locales as diverse as Washington, D.C. and Micronesia, as well as Florida, Oregon and, of course, Colorado. He's covered most everything from science to medicine to international and social issues to politics and even a smattering of sports. But he was probably best known for his writing about cops, courts and criminals. In 1998 that led to the publication of his first book MONSTER, the true crime story of a brutal killer and the bulldog of a cop who refused to let him get away with murder. MONSTER was published in October of that year, and within two weeks made the New York Times bestseller list. It was re-released in July 2013 with updated material and is now available on ebook, as well as print.Several of Steve's other books, nonfiction and fiction, have also made bestseller lists, including true crime books NO STONE UNTURNED, the story of the world's foremost forensic grave hunters NecroSearch International, ROUGH TRADE, LOVE ME TO DEATH, and PARTNERS IN EVIL.In 2009, he co-authored the true crime book NOT LOST FOREVER with Carmina Salcido, a very brave young woman who survived her father's brutal attack that killed seven other people, and then returned many years later to learn the truth about what happened and confront the man who robbed her of her family and her innocence. Carmina's story was featured in an hour-long 20/20 show based on the book.

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