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Women Crime Writers Volume Two - Three True Crime Books by Female Authors - cover

Women Crime Writers Volume Two - Three True Crime Books by Female Authors

Denise Wallace, Susan Fensten, Anna Yourkin

Publisher: WildBlue Press

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Three women relate their harrowing stories in this powerful true crime collection. This volume includes three accounts of horrifying crimes told by women involved in them, whether as victim, witness, or family member:  You Have a Very Soft Voice, Susan: This is not a typical story of Internet stalking. It is an unusual case of friendship and deception so pitiless and unyielding that it opened a door to Hell into the author’s life. This is an unforgettable story for today’s digital world driven by social media in all of its permutations and cruelest forms.   “A harrowing and visceral read. Fensten takes you straight into the heart of darkness in her debut book. A must-have for true crime readers everywhere.” —Jesse P. Pollack, author of The Acid King  Daddy’s Little Secret: In this poignant story, a daughter tells of learning about her father’s double life upon his murder, and her quest to assist the detectives—along the way discovering deadly secrets that could help her father’s killer escape the death penalty should she come forward.   “An engrossing true story about alternative lifestyles, domination, hidden secrets and a late night murder.” —John Ferak, bestselling author of Failure of Justice  My Son, the Killer: In 2012, Luka Magnotta had earned his notoriety by videotaping himself stabbing Chinese student Lin Jun to death with an ice pick and dismembering the body, before posting the video online. After mailing Jun's hands and feet to elementary schools, he was arrested at an Internet café in Berlin where he was reading news stories about himself. This book tells the story with input from the killer’s estranged mother.   “One of the oddest murders of our times deserves one of the most interesting books of our times. This is it.” —Patrick Quinlan, Los Angeles Times–bestselling author of Smoked

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