Out For Blood: 18 Authentic True Crime Stories of Murder and Mayhem

Bleak House Publishing
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This is the disturbing account of 31-year-old Joanna Dennehy, mother of two, the man under her spell, Gary Stretch, 47, and the murder investigation that led them and others to the Old Bailey for trial. A true crime short, plus 17 additional true crime stories.

It was the day before Easter, 2013. A man out walking his dog on a rural road near Peterborough, United Kingdom found a dead body lying in a ditch. The grisly discovery preceded two other dead body discoveries under similar circumstances, thus launching police on a massive country-wide manhunt for a self-mutilating female psychopath with an affinity for knives and her 7-foot 3-inch tall companion and accomplice. Before their bloody rampage was brought to an end, they would attempt to kill two additional innocent people who likely never even saw them coming.

This volume also includes the bizarre, compelling and frighteningly authentic true crime stories of several headline-grabbing cases, as well as more obscure cases that received little media attention. Within these pages you will find stories about serial killer Andrew Urdiales; Jodi Arias and the murder of Travis Alexander; the random serial stabber case; a killer who wanted to be like "Dexter;" a "blood oath" murder case out of Washington State; a story about a "dead" man who murdered two female victims; the case of Portland's "Motel Hell" bloodbath; and several other real-life true crime dramas chosen especially for true crime aficionados about killers who mostly had one thing in common—they were OUT FOR BLOOD! 18 stories in all. Photos.
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About the author

 For the last 35 years, author Gary C. King has been one of America's foremost true crime writers. Over 500 of his stories have appeared in crime magazines across the United States, Canada, and England, including True Detective, Official Detective, Inside Detective, Front Page Detective, and Master Detective. He has also written online content for several media outlets, and has published 19 books. After more than three decades of being traditionally-published, King is now an independent author.

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Bleak House Publishing
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Published on
Oct 25, 2016
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Pages
220
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ISBN
9781311250933
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Language
English
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Genres
True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers
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