Synopses & Reviews
On a Thursday evening in late October 2009, Cleveland Police detectives arrived at the home of Anthony Sowell—an ex-Marine and a registered sex offender—to arrest him on week-old rape charges.
But this was no ordinary house, nor would it be a routine arrest. For even though Sowell was not at home, officers knew immediately something was horribly wrong. After initially finding two rotting corpses inside the home, their investigation would lead them to discover the bodies of eleven women. This is the shocking true account of Sowell’s legacy of depravity and cold-blooded murder. His mannered and well-spoken veneer masked a monster who felt no mercy for those he butchered. His twisted existence spent among the decaying bodies of his victims. And how he picked his victims from the fringes of society—lost souls with criminal records or drug habits that would make them less likely to arouse alarm if they simply disappeared.
But that didn’t mean they wouldn’t be avenged… INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS
"[Steve Miller is] an author who can be counted on to deliver the unflinching goods.”--Aunt Agatha’s “Wanted, More From This Author.”--True Crime Book Reviews
andnbsp;andquot;[Steve Miller is] an author who can be counted on to deliver the unflinching goods.andrdquo;--Aunt Agathaandrsquo;s andnbsp; andldquo;Wanted, More From This Author.andrdquo;--True Crime Book Reviews
The true story of the Tara Grant murder.
To their suburban Detroit neighbors, Stephen and Tara Grant were happy as could be. But their marriage, plagued by resentment and extramarital affairs, was held together only by their children. Until the night Stephen snapped, strangled and dismembered his wife, then disposed of her body piece by piece in the very park his children played in.
Sarah Pender was an attractive, outgoing, intelligent woman with great potential. But the straight and narrow had no appeal for this depraved young woman dubbed "the female Charles Manson", who knew how to get what she wanted from men-even if it meant murder.
About the Author
Steve Miller is an investigative reporter at Texas Watchdog, and has worked as a correspondent for the Dallas Morning News, People Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and the Washington Times (where he was nominated for a Pulitzer in 2002). His first book (with Andrea Billups) was A Slaying in the Suburbs: The Tara Grant Murder, followed by Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender, which was a 2011 Edgar Award nominee for Best Fact Crime. He is also the editor of Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk ‘Zine ’79-’83 and co-editor of Commando: The Johnny Ramone Autobiography.