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Subject: What Are You Reading Now
Date Posted: 4/23/2011 9:17 AM ET
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I'm reading Shot In the Heart by Mikal Gilmore, son of Gary Gilmore. This is an older book I got from a library sale. A very good exploration of nature versus nurture.

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 2:17 PM ET
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Finished ~Ghost~ by Glenn Pruit yesterday.  Very good story.  What I find hard to wrap my head around is why his first wife had 4 kids with him and lived the way they did.  I would like to read a short story from her lips. 

 I started Fatal Beauty by Burl Barer last night.  Not sure if I like it or not.  Seems to be jumping around the story a lot at first. 

*Fatal Beauty is one of the worst books I have struggled through in a long time!!  The cover looks great, the story sounds fascinating but the author did not come through..



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Subject: Love her to Death
Date Posted: 4/30/2011 12:16 PM ET
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Love her to Death by M. William Phelps.      About halfway through....I like it...

Date Posted: 5/4/2011 11:20 AM ET
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Murder In Italy by Candace Dempsey. I'm finding it slow going.

Date Posted: 5/5/2011 4:00 PM ET
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Panzaram The Journal of a killer.He was an older murder during the early 19 hundreds.He was a very bad man.I find it interesting that he was sent to a boys home and all that he went through. I find a common thread between him and Manson in there way of thinking.I think the boys homes turned out some physco killers .My mom just gave me a book called boys school rebellion she said it'd bad and it has stories about the boys homes that Manson was in probably reading it next.

Date Posted: 6/30/2011 12:55 PM ET
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Bully by Jim Schutze. Very good and not what I expected. If you like your TC without a long investigation and courtroom that merely repeats what you already know, this is a good one.

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 10:58 AM ET
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Just finished The Man With The Candy by Jack Olsen. This book was written in 1974 so it was interesting to see how much law enforcement has changed. In the book several boys went missing in Houston Texas and when the parents reported the boys missing the police did nothing. Just thought the boys would show up or had run away. Also the author tries to write in the Texas dialect, which is a bit hard to figure out sometimes.

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 9:53 PM ET
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I lived in Texas when this happened in League City a suburb of Houston it was crazy when they started finding all the bodies. I moved back to Ks in 78 and back to League City in 81 I actually found out I lived a stone throw from the place where they found Tim Miller Daughter(Equisearch)found his daughter buried along with 3 others girls. I also walked that road used the pay phone they used(and dissappered from) and looked alot like the girls that were killed.I can't remeber the name of the murders it was on Calder Drive I do know that.When I found out about that years later after I had moved back to Ks again I felt sick to my stomache literally. I'm reading an E book right now called The Road To Visillica it tells about the Visillica ax murders but also chronicles a slew of them that happened around the country before that murder all with axes pretty interesting so far.Axes must of been the weapon of choice during the early 1900's



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Date Posted: 7/23/2011 12:36 PM ET
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Death On The Fourth Of July by David A. Neiwert. The author did an amazing amount of research into the history of hate crimes in America and ties in a case where a man was harrassing two Asian brothers and one of the brothers killed him. I little repetitive at times but I stuck with it to see what happened to the brother.

Date Posted: 7/28/2011 11:50 AM ET
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I have just started Orphaned At Sea by Richard Logan PHD, andTere Duperrault Fasssbender.I also recently bought A Proffessors Rage Michele McPhee those should keep me busy for awhile.

Date Posted: 8/12/2011 3:16 PM ET
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I'm reading Shot In the Heart by Mikal Gilmore, son of Gary Gilmore. This is an older book I got from a library sale. A very good exploration of nature versus nurture. 

Mikal is actually his brother, not son.  This is one of my favorite books.  I was a child but I remember when GG was all over the news about requestng death by firing squad.  Then I remember watching The Executioner's Song when it was a TV mini series.  Had a pretty young  Tommy Lee Jones as GG.  BTW, ES is a pretty good book too.

Date Posted: 9/2/2011 10:17 PM ET
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Shake The Devil Off by Ethan Brown. Excellent book. The guy kills his girlfriend and then himself so there is no trial or investigation but the author does amazing research into the lives of the victims and into the affects of post traumatic stress syndrome caused by war and living thru Hurricane Katrina.