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For thirty-one years, an unremarkable family man stalked, killed, and terrorized the people of Wichita, Kansas. He was a devoted husband. A helpful Boy Scout dad. A reliable, conscientious employee. A dependable church president. And behind it all, the notorious serial killer BTK — a self-anointed acronym for "bind, torture, kill."

Now that he's in prison serving ten consecutive life sentences, the whole world knows that Dennis Rader is BTK. But the intricate twists and shocking turns of this story have never before been told by the people who were intimately acquainted with the BTK killer and Rader the family man, or by the dedicated cops who finally caught him. Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door takes readers behind closed doors, revealing the full and horrific tale as seen through the eyes of the killer, his victims, the investigators, and the reporters who covered it all.

Bind, Torture, Kill is written by four award-winning crime reporters for the Wichita Eagle with the enthusiastic help of Wichita police lieutenant Ken Landwehr and his BTK Task Force. With hours of exclusive interviews with key Task Force members; in-depth interviews with the families of victims; an interview with Jeff Rader, the notorious killer's brother; and over thirty years' worth of original reporters' notes, archival news stories, photos, documents, and material previously suppressed at the request of the police, Bind, Torture, Kill lays bare the secret story behind the BTK psychopath and the people who brought him down.

Synopsis:

The definitive story of Dennis Rader, the notorious BTK serial killer, told by the award-winning crime reporters at the Wichita Eagle. 16-page color insert.

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Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, L. Kelly, and Hurst Laviana are award-winning journalists for The Wichita Eagle, and are all intimately acquainted with the BTK case through the Eagle.

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Clark, February 14, 2008 (view all comments by Clark)
This book is fascinating. It is an "insider" account into the BTK murders in Kansas. It is well-written and factual, often clearing up many misconceptions about BTK from the mass media. It is a must read for anyone interested in serial crime, especially those who are interested in how law enforcement solves crime. Some parts of the book are disturbing, be forewarned. A+ for "Bind, Torture, Kill."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061246500
Subtitle:
The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door
Author:
Roy Wenzl and Tim Potter and Hurst Laviana and L. Kelly
Author:
Potter, Tim
Author:
by Roy Wenzl and Tim Potter
Author:
Wenzl, Roy
Author:
Kelly, L.
Author:
Laviana, Hurst
Publisher:
William Morrow
Subject:
Murder - Serial Killers
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Rader, Dennis
Subject:
Serial murderers - Kansas - Wichita
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070612
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 21.12 oz

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