Jimmy Keene grew up outside of Chicago. Although he was the son of a policeman and rubbed shoulders with the city's elite, he ended up on the wrong side of the law and was sentenced to ten years with no chance of parole.
Just a few months into his sentence, Keene was approached by the prosecutor who put him behind bars. He had convicted a man named Larry Hall for abducting and killing a fifteen-year-old. Although Hall was suspected of killing nineteen other young women, there was a chance he could still be released on appeal. If Keene could get him to confess to two murders, there would be no doubt about Hall's guilt. In return, Keene would get an unconditional release from prison. But he could also get killed.
A story that gained national notoriety, this is Keene's powerful tale of peril, violence, and redemption.
James Keene was the son of a former police officer who went from high-school football star to convict. Besides working on a book and movie about his life, he is also involved in producing, writing, and consulting for other film and book projects. Hillel Levin has been an investigative reporter for The Nation, New York magazine, Metropolitan Detroit, Playboy, and editor for Chicago magazine. He is the author of Grand Delusions and coauthor of When Corruption Was King.
—Inside the mind of one of the nation’s most feared thrill
“Silent Rage” is the shocking true history of serial killer
Carroll Edward “Eddie” Cole. Raised by an abusive mother and weak father, Cole
accomplished his first murder before he was ten years old. He went on to murder
at least 14 women. Sexual attacks, necrophilia, and cannibalization peppered
Backed by 32 weeks of exclusive interviews with Cole and
years of exhaustive research, Michael Newton paints one of the most chilling
true portraits of the development of a sociopathic personality ever made
available to the public. Newton traces Cole’s gruesome career across four
decades, until Cole’s execution by the
state of Nevada.
They are law enforcement’s most elusive prey. More dangerous
than hitmen, gang assassins, and crowd snipers, the “recreational killer” is
almost impossible to capture. Choosing their victims at random, drifting from
town to town, their brutal crimes leave a smoking trail of bloodshed across the
nation—and many of them are never apprehended until they decide to turn
themselves in. This year, 3,500 “thrill killings” will go unsolved. Cole’s
story is a searing lesson in the horror of crimes like this—and the terrifying
inability of our society to prevent them.
Slaughter On A Shoestring
On October 29, 1997, hooker Andrea "Slick" Hendrix's, beaten, naked body was discovered in a roadside ditch near Stewartsville, Indiana. With no leads for police to follow, the case eventually went cold, but it wouldn't stay that way. In 2003, sadistic sexual predator Joseph W. Brown claimed to have strangled Hendrix with his favorite murder weapon: a shoelace from a woman's size-8 shoe.
Ginger Gasaway, 53, met Brown at a Gambler's Anonymous meeting. She didn't know that when she took up with him, she was gambling with her life. On August 30, 2000, Brown murdered Gasaway and scattered her body parts across three Indiana counties. For this grisly crime, he would be sentenced to life in prison without parole. But it wouldn't be his first time behind bars. . .
How Many More?
In 1977, Brown had been sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery. In 1995, he was released despite the fact that he'd beaten a fellow inmate nearly to death. Brown later confessed that during the next five years, he indulged in a seven-state rampage of torture and murder, his victims female hitchhikers and prostitutes. Now doing time in Wabash Valley Corrections Center, Brown maintains that he murdered no less than thirteen other women.
16 Pages Of Shocking Photos
SERIAL KILLER COUPLES: Bonded by Sexual
Depravity, Abduction, and Murder chronicles the true crimes of sexually
motivated serial killers who are intimates. In this latest true crime book from
award winning, bestselling criminologist R. Barri Flowers, nine gripping tales
examine killer couples from America, England, and Canada whose murderous reign
of terror knows no end till they are brought to justice.
Chapter 1: Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck,
Chapter 2: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Chapter 3: Fred
West and Rosemary
West, Chapter 4: Gerald Gallego and Charlene
Gallego, Chapter 5: Douglas Clark and Carol Mary Bundy, Chapter 6: Alvin
Neelley and Judith Ann Neelley, Chapter 7: Alton Coleman and Debra Denise
Brown, Chapter 8: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, Chapter 9: Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.
material includes excerpts from the author's international bestselling true
crime book, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS; historical true crime short, MASS MURDER IN THE SKY: The Bombing of Flight 629, Jack
the Ripper thriller novel, DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL, and medical mystery and
police procedural, MURDER IN MAUI.
Drawing from their correspondence that endured until shortly before Bundy's death, and striking a seamless balance between her deeply personal perspective and her role as a crime reporter on the hunt for a savage serial killer -- the brilliant and charismatic Bundy, the man she thought she knew -- Rule changed the course of true-crime literature with this unforgettable chronicle.