Hi Gary, thank you for friend invite. I notice you are a true crime author. Then you might be interested in my true crime. My Great Aunt was murdered fifty years ago in Britain. It was investigated by Scotland Yard and although they charged someone he got off at trial. It is still an unsolved case and I have been trying to get it re-investigated but the shutters have come down! It is interesting and there is more on my web site. One day I hope to write a book about it when I am not writing crime fiction. Best wishes, Pauline
Hi Gary, It was great. I just got Love, Lies and Murder and am looking forward to digging into that one. You really do a superb job--very thorough and you provide all sides to the story. Like I said, it's like being on a ride-along, so to speak, throughout the whole thing, without bias of any kind. That's what keeps me coming back to your books.
Hi Gary, Just finished An Almost Perfect Murder (I'm SO behind on my reading!). What a ride that was. As horrifying as that was and will always be, the way you wrote about it was like being there every step of the way--through the investigation, the trial and well, just everything. I'm going to be picking up more of yours, you can be sure of that. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the book. You certainly do your research and then some!
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The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
Gary - Great job on Butcher!! It's too bad the law enforcement officials of Vancouver denied any involvement on the part of Robert Pichton in the disappearance of women around town, but I like how you showed that there were some smart enough to smell a rat and fish him out of his mud hole. While the idea of the existence of such a person makes my skin crawl, I did enjoy the book and loved reading how the investigation and interrogation unfolded. It's just sad they weren't able to do it sooner.
Yes, that was it. I did some browsing through my investigative show sites and notes and found this case. That's how I had first heard about it. I should have recognized it just from the name 'Butcher'. Thanks for the additional reference.
I have to read Butcher. I am constantly researching various types of cases and I watch every crime documentary I humanly can, but I haven't heard anything about this particular case. Those are the ones that are most fascinating and also the most terrifying, where it seems like the killing will never end and the one responsible will never be identified and stopped. Wishing you continued success with this one.
Thanks, Barri! I am keeping my fingers crossed for BUTCHER--one never knows how these projects we put so much blood and sweat into will turn out. Check out my Web site when you have a chance--your quote is there, in great company, I might add. Thanks again for it.
Hi Joyce. Thanks for accepting. It is always great to meet another crime writer. And I do admit that I like Vincent Bugliosi and his work. Like Burl Barer, he's a friend in the business--too bad he doesn't use a computer. If he did, I'll bet he'd be here.
Hi Burl! I don't think these folks will mind us true-crimers invading their territory. Crime is crime, right? We can certainly learn from the fiction writers, and they from us. So we should complement each other's efforts in the world of crime and publishing.
As to your Las Vegas Chainsaw Massacre, sounds to me like somebody had some serious misgivings about your project. Based on what you've said here, it's difficult to discern on which side of the fence you were sitting, but knowing you I wouldn't be at all surprised if you were attempting to turn over some more Las Vegas dirt. That's really a shame that you lost everything--too bad Carbonite wasn't around in those days.
I'm looking forward to the December 6 program as well. I don't know yet if I can make it in person, but I'll let you know ahead of time. If I show up, I'm afraid I might not want to leave!
Hey, I hope this site for crime fiction writers/readers doesnt mind the invasion of us True Crime folks (just kidding of course). Great to have you here, Gary. I lived in Las Vegas for two years before I escaped from Naked City. While there I did extensive research and interviews for a project "Shadow of the Stratosphere," covering the transformation of the Township including the Sahara, the Country Club, and the surrounding high-crime environs between 1972 and 2002. When I left for Los Angeles, my computer and ALL back up copies of everything were stolen by burglars who chain sawed their way into the apartment where I had everything nicely packed up in preparation for the move. I have not returned since.
Eager to talk to you on the 6th! If you are in person, way cooool.