Body Hunter

Kensington Publishing Corp.
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The chilling secret life of Faryion Wardrip, the Texas Sunday school teacher who was sent to death row for his brutal crimes.
 
To the people of Olney, Texas, thirty-nine-year-old Faryion Wardrip was an upright citizen—a happily married man, a valued employee, and a respected Sunday school teacher. But everyone in Olney would soon learn the truth about the man they thought they knew.
 
In January 1999, investigators reviewing the files of three unsolved murders dating back fifteen years came across information linking Wardrip to the attractive young female victims—Terry Sims, twenty, who had been bound, raped, and stabbed to death; Toni Gibbs, twenty-three, who was found slashed and sexually assaulted; and Ellen Blau, twenty-one, who disappeared after working a night shift, her badly decomposed body found a month later.
 
Smart police work snared a sample of Wardrip’s DNA, matching it with semen found in the Sims case. Wardrip confessed to the three murders, and one more—the strangulation death of Debra Taylor, twenty-five—though it was Sims’s murder that put him on death row in Texas and made him the prime suspect in ten other similar unsolved killings in Fort Worth.
 
From an author who has been called “the Texas version of Ann Rule,” this is the shocking true story of this infamous case (Times Record News, Wichita Falls).
 
“Gripping true crime.” —Lt. James Cron, Dallas Sheriff’s Department (ret.)
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About the author

Patricia Springer's latest true crime book, Mail Order Murder, the story of Jack Reeves who promised his mail order brides a better life—then killed them, was released March 1, 1999.

Flesh and Blood, the story of convicted child killer Darlie Routier and Springer's second offering, was released in October 1997. Springer attended the Routier trial, spent countless research hours with police, Routier friends, jury members, and experts in the field of forensics.

Blood Rush, Springer's first book, was released in May 1994 by Pinnacle. The true crime, psychological profile, is of Texas serial killer Ricky Lee Green. The work was chosen as one of the featured selections of the True Crime Book Club in August 1994. Springer witnessed Green's execution in October 1997.

Springer is a former North Texas–area newspaper reporter and radio news director. She has appeared on Current Affair, the Geraldo Rivera Show, and will appear soon on the Learning Channel's Medical Detectives. Springer resides in Dallas, Texas.
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Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Mar 1, 2008
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9780786037759
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Language
English
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Genres
True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers
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THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS chronicles the kidnapping-murders of
serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego.



A marriage made in hell...



Barely five feet tall, sweet and innocent looking, Charlene Gallego used all of
her charms to beguile pretty teenage girls and young women  into the back of a van, where her lethal
husband, Gerald, lay waiting.



A killer couple bound together by secrets, lies, and sex slave fantasies...



Married multiple times and still in his early thirties, Gerald Gallego found
the perfect companion in Charlene. Over a grisly period of twenty-six months,
their bloody and brutal rampage of kidnapping, rape, and murder spanned three
states and claimed eleven lives.



In this much more frightening than fiction tale of domination, depraved lust,
substance abuse, violence, and murder, bestselling criminologist R. Barri
Flowers tells the whole story of a couple's twisted relationship, their ghastly
crimes and ability to elude the law, how they were finally captured, and the
two riveting trials that ultimately pitted wife against husband with the stakes
higher than either once imagined in their murderous bond..



REVIEWS of THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS:



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SLAVE MURDERS is a gripping account of the murders committed by
husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego.  Top true
crime author and criminologist R. Barri Flowers provides his keen insight and expertise
into what made these killing partners tick.  Flowers knows his stuff.
 Compelling reading."  --Gary
C. King, author of BLOOD LUST: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer and DRIVEN TO
KILL.



                 



"R. Barri Flowers always
relates an engrossing story in a hard-hitting and fast-paced manner."
--Robert Scott - Author of SHATTERED INNOCENCE and DRIVEN TO MURDER. 



 

"R. Barri Flowers has done a tremendous job, and if you are
looking for a true crime read this book should not be missed.
" --RAWSISTAZ.com





Carlton Stowers, the two-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling master of true crime, is back. Scream at the Sky is his masterful chronicle of one man's murderous career, and another man's sworn promise to deliver justice and closure to the people of Texas.
Wichita Falls, Texas, was home to a hundred thousand people in the last months of 1984. That winter was harsh, as the normally arid Texas plains gave way to ominous dark clouds that delivered freezing sleet and rain. But a much darker force was looming, and soon the quiet town was besieged by a faceless evil--and its young women were dying because of it.
In the next seventeen months five women were found brutally beaten and murdered, their young lives cut short and their bodies left haphazardly where they fell. In the years that followed, grieving families fruitlessly sought answers. A haunted district attorney chased every lead only to meet one dead end after another. And the killer's identity remained unknown to the ravaged townspeople.

Then, fourteen years after the killing started, an investigator who had been assigned the cold case brought to it a renewed dedication, and came upon a chance discovery. Searching through the yellowed case files, he caught a minor detail that suggested one more suspect. Faryion Wardrip was an unhappily married family man who drowned his anger in substance abuse and violent fantasies. But for five unfortunate families, the drugs sometimes took over and the fantasies became realities.

Investigator John Little followed his instincts and tirelessly ruled out every possibility until he was left with but one conclusion: Faryion Wardrip was the serial killer who had eluded his office for so long. How he tracked down Wardrip and used the legal system to beat the killer at his own game of deception is a remarkable story of justice served.

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