Book Reviews of Death Cruise (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

Death Cruise (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
Death Cruise - St. Martin's True Crime Library
Author: Donald A. Davis
ISBN-13: 9780312957865
ISBN-10: 0312957866
Publication Date: 4/15/1996
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's True Crime
Book Type: Paperback
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A family comes from Ohio to Florida for a "girls" vacation and they never return. Who would do this to a mother and her 2 daughters? This book brings you along the journey and is a great read!
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Good account of a Mother and her two daughters murdered while on vacation in Florida.
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I enjoyed this book very much - i liked his style of writing. I had trouble putting it down. Marilyn
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This is one of the best TC books I've read. This mother and her two daughters are vacationing together, and they take a cruise on a private boat, never to return. The killer rapes them, then ties a weight around their neck, and throws them overboard. This is particularly horrible, because, as the author points out, the second and third one killed had to watch the others die. Detectives come up with a very innovative strategy for finding their suspect...they enlarge a hand-written note, which they believe the killer might have written, and post it on a billboard, asking anyone who recognises the handwriting to call police.
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A bone chilling account of the death of three family members from Ohio...a mother, Joan Rogers, 36, and her two teenage daughters, Michelle, 17, and Christe, 14. To the Rogers', a Florida sunset cruise was a dream come true. And even though all three were desperately afraid of the water, they were so taken with friendly boat owner, Oba Chandler, that they gladly accepted a ride with him on beautiful Tampa Bay. Little did the naive mom and two daughters know that behind Chandler's mask of a gracious host lurked a ruthless ex-con, a thief and a liar, a seductive Don Juan who used and discarded wives and children. As they sun serenely sank below the Gulf of Mexico, Chandler suddenly shut down the engines, dropped anchor...and turned into a sadistic torturer. Hog-tying and brutally raping all three, Chandler tossed them overboard -- alive -- with 40-pound cement blocks tied to their necks. With cruel laughter, he spoke his last words to them: "Swim for it." But the dark waters of Tampa Bay refused to hold his monstrous secret, and after three days, the bodies of his victims surfaced. If it hadn't been for a dedicated team of detectives and the clues provided by Chandler's neighbors, a depraved killer might have gotten away with his ghastly crime

An excellent read!
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One of the better true crime books I've read. A very sad story...couldn't put it down.