Careless Whispers - St. Martin's True Crime Library Author:Carlton Stowers When the bodies of three teenagers were found on the shores of Lake Waco, Texas in July, 1982, even seasoned lawmen were taken aback by the savage mutilation and degradation they had been subjected to. Yet only 52 days after the gruesome triple-murder was discovered, frustrated authorities suspended the case indefinitely. — Patrol Sergeant Truman... more » Simons, who had been called to the scene that night, saw the carnage first-hand -- and vowed to find the ferocious killer or killers. He soon became a man with a mission, risking his career and his family's safety in search of evidence. Plunging himself into a netherworld of violence and evil, Simons finally got close enough to a murderous ringleader to hear his careless whispers--and ultimately, put him and his three accomplices behind bars for the brutal slayings.
Now, in his Edgar Award-winning account of the Lake Waco killings, acclaimed true crime writer Carlton Stowers lays bare the facts behind the tragic crimes, the twisted predators, and the heroic man who broke the investigation--with important updated information based on new developments in the case.« less
Carlton Stowers wrote a great crime story but at times he started a thread that he didn't go into detail with, which I was expecting him to or why else mention it? It was a long book but riveting. It's a good thing the principals were brought to justice but it makes one wonder if ALL that were guilty were caught. A good read on the perfect sociopath.
This is the book that got me hooked on true crime. Carlton Stowers is a master story teller and I will read anything he writes. This true story is about a random, savage killing of three teen-agers in a park in Waco, TX.
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I discovered Carlton Stowers when I noticed that Ann Rule had recommended one of his books. I enjoy reading well-written true crime non-fiction, and this book certainly falls into that category. Mr. Stowers has thoroughly researched this case, and provides a fascinating investigation into three horrific murders. His books don't quite rank as high as Ann Rule's best, but I would give this one a good solid B+.