This was a very good true crime book. Carlton Stowers is right up there with Ann Rule. They both write from the heart and put a lot of themselves into a book. This crime takes place in Texas. Several women are raped and murdered. The case goes cold and is reopened 14 years later. A dedicated detective helps solve the case.
Scream at the Sky is an extraordinarily well researched and put together book. This is an excellent account of the crimes, the victims, the investigation, and the families, with insight into each of the personalities involved.
This is the first Carlton Stowers book I have read, and it will not be my last. It is the best true crime book I've ever read as well. It describes gruesome murders, but it also tells a compelling story of the search for the killer and the stories of the victim's families. Excellent.
One of the best true crime stories I've read in a long time. This writer, Carlton Stowers, easily could be compared to Ann Rule when it comes to excellent writing, and thorough researching. His compassion for the victims and their loved ones shines through every line of the story as it is told.
Five lovely young women are savagely beaten and stabbed to death by an elusive sociopath who manages to keep police guessing for years until one special investigator is handed the cold case and pinpoints the killer within days. Author Stowers manages to nail down all the facts and tie up the loose ends very effectively, not leaving the reader hanging for a moment. I appreciate that in a true crime writer. I can, without hesitation, give this book a five star rating, and highly recommend it to lovers of this genre.
This was a very good book, about serial killer Faryion Wardrip. The book covers all aspects of the case without being overly long on the trial (I don't like to feel like I'm reading a trial transcript.) Carlton Stowers is one of my favorite authors...in fact, his Careless Whispers (about the Lake Waco murders) is one of my all-time favorite books. But, I have to say that I liked Patricia Springer's book, Body Hunter, (which is also about Faryion Wardrip), better, because she gave a more descriptive picture of how the murders actually happened.