Still At Large
by Michael Newton
Still at Large: A Casebook of 20th Century Serial Killers
Who Eluded Justice
Every year in America, more than 5,000 killers elude police. And most of the notorious murderers who slip the grip of the law commit the same crime again and again, leaving the grisliest of signatures. In Still at Large, master of the crime encyclopedia Michael Newton recounts chilling tales of unsolved serial murders. In this book, you'll meet:
"Bible John," who sweeps his victims off their feet, literally. After he meets young women at a ballroom dancing parlor, he takes them out and strangles them with their own stockings.
Belle Gunness, who, after poisoning her children and husbands, eliminated a string of ranch hands and left their bodies to decompose in burlap bags doused with lye. Some say Belle died, but others claim they've seen her in a hospital and working as a madam.
The "Doodler," a killer with a penchant for comic art who has left 14 gay men dead in his wake.
The devil who chooses priests as his prey, mangling them with brutal beatings.
The "BTK" Strangler, whose m.o. is to bind them, torture them, kill them. Frustrated by the lack of publicity, he taunted a local television station with a note that read, "How many do I have to kill before I get my name in the paper or some national attention?"
So you think you'll never be the victim of a serial murderer? Don't be so sure. The killers in this book could be lurking in your neighborhood, your office, even your home. Watch out, because they're Still at Large...
Paperback - 328 pages
"In Still at Large, the estimable Michael Newton cements his position as the Boswell of modern crime. No one is better at blending readability with scholarship. Those of us with a special interest in criminology and psychopathology owe him a great debt."
--Jack Olsen, author of Last Man Standing
"Not only an indispensable sourcebook but a gripping collection of stories about the century's most frightening elusive killers. With this comprehensive volume, Michael Newton confirms his status as America's preeminent encyclopedist of grisly crimes."
--Harold Schechter, author of
Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, and Nevermore.