||True Crime Publishing
||Nov 24, 2011
Case Closed contains some of the most notorious and ruthless serial killers in history.
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When a Serial Killer is operating in a community or state, it is extremely scary for everyone. Unlike my book Unsolved Serial Killings, this book focuses on Serial Killers who have been captured and dealt with accordingly. These are some of the most notorious and ruthless killers in history.
Case Closed is a compilation of criminal file dossiers on several of those Serial Killers that were captured, including:
John Wayne Gacy - The Killer Clown
Donald Henry Gaskins
Gary Ridgway - The Green River Killer
Dennis Rader - The BTK Killer
David Berkowitz - The Son of Sam
Ottis Toole and Henry Lee Lucas - The Homosexual Crime Team
And Many More.
"Here's a chilling and engrossing collection of killers, presented with the no nonsense seriousness of Jack Webb in DRAGNET. Perfect for a True Grue Crime fix!"
- ~ David F. Bischoff (TV Writer and NY Bestselling Author of 82 books including Phantom of the Opera and Star Wars)
FROM THE FILE OF JEFFREY DAHMER:
"In the wee hours of May 27th, 1991, Konerak Sinthasomphone, fourteen, was discovered wandering naked on the street, heavily drugged and bleeding from his rectum. Two young women from the neighborhood found the confused young boy and called 911. Dahmer chased after the boy to take him back to his apartment, but the women stopped him. When the police arrived, Dahmer told them that Sinthasomphone was his nineteen-year-old boyfriend, and they'd had an argument while drinking. The two women were not pleased and protested, but the two police officer turned the boy over to Dahmer. The police later reported a strange smell inside Dahmer's apartment, but did not investigate it. The smell was the body of Tony Hughes, Dahmer's previous victim, decomposing in the bedroom. The two policemen did not try to verify the boy's age and also failed to run the background check that would have revealed Dahmer as a convicted child molester, registered sex offender, and still on probation. Later that night, Dahmer killed and dismembered the young lad, keeping his skull as a souvenir. Author Note: Officers Joseph P. Gabrish and John A. Balcerzak were fired after this incident but appealed and were re-instated."
by Carl Hose
As always, R.J. writes definitively and factually in "Case Closed: Serial Killers Captured." Reading this book, I was amazed at all of the "big-name" serial killers who have been caught. Sometimes we think more about those unsolved cases, but here, R.J. gives us a peek into the lives of serial killers ranging from Gacy to Bundy to the relatively recent discovery of the BTK killer's identity. This is great stuff -- insightful and well written. For any fan of serial killers, R.J.'s work is recommended
Case Closed: Serial Killers Captured by R.J Parker is a masterpiece, fraught with detail and emotion. I love the poem and tribute to little Adam Walsh in the beginning, and then, how the author is able to bring the travesty some semblance of justice. A well written, complete dossier of the most hellacious serial Killers.
I am of an age where I remember the headlines about them: Ted Bundy, the BTK Killer, Son of Sam, Jeffrey Dahmer and all the other serial killers R.J. Parker profiles in this book.
But I'd never seen their "careers" gathered together, succinctly, into a single volume.
And that's the value of this work.
"Case Closed" may shock you; it will certainly horrify you; it might even depress you (it did me) but it gives the reader a unique opportunity to compare the strange creatures who were driven, over and over again, to commit senseless and brutal murder.
It's curious to see how many of them shared common experiences in youth, leading one to speculate that there may not be such a thing as a "born killer".
I think it's more likely that a number of these aberrants were born with a predisposition to kill, but that they would never have become what they were had it not been for abuse in their childhoods.
And it therefore follows that their parents (or guardians) are not entirely blameless for the murders their charges committed.
This is not an elegant book, or one that will stagger you with its prose. It would be a better one, in my opinion, if Mr. Parker had delved somewhat more deeply into the personalities, lives and experiences of the victims and made a greater effort to bring them to life before they met their deaths on his pages.
That said, "Case Closed" is compelling reading for anyone who, like me, has an interest in what makes killers tick.
And I recommend it to you.
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