John Wayne Gacy

Defending a Monster

Author: Sam L. Amirante,Danny Broderick

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 163450027X

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

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“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America’s true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender’s Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation’s history. Sam Amirante had just opened his first law practice when he got a phone call from his friend John Wayne Gacy, a well-known and well-liked community figure. Gacy was upset about what he called “police harassment” and asked Amirante for help. With the police following his every move in connection with the disappearance of a local teenager, Gacy eventually gave a drunken, dramatic, early morning confession—to his new lawyer. Gacy was eventually charged with murder and Amirante suddenly became the defense attorney for one of American’s most disturbing serial killers. It was his first case. This new edition of John Wayne Gacy, which contains updated material about the case that has come to light since the book’s original publication, recounts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.

John Wayne Gacy

Defending a Monster

Author: Sam L. Amirante,Danny Broderick

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628730498

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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"Sam, could you do me a favor?" Thus begins a story that has now become part of America’s true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender’s Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation’s history. Sam Amirante had just opened his first law practice when he got a phone call from his friend John Wayne Gacy, a well-known and well-liked community figure. Gacy was upset about what he called “police harassment” and asked Amirante for help. With the police following his every move in connection with the disappearance of a local teenager, Gacy eventually gives a drunken, dramatic, early morning confession—to his new lawyer. Gacy is eventually charged with murder and Amirante suddenly becomes the defense attorney for one of American’s most disturbing serial killers. It is his first case. This is a gripping narrative that reenacts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.

John Wayne Gacy

Defending a Monster

Author: Sam L. Amirante,Danny Broderick

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 163450027X

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

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“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America's true-crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a youn

Killer Clown

The John Wayne Gacy Murders

Author: Terry Sullivan,Peter T. Maiken

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786033266

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

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The Real Story Of John Wayne Gacy-- By The Man Who Helped Catch Him He was a model citizen. A hospital volunteer. And one of the most sadistic serial killers of all time. But few people could see the cruel monster beneath the colorful clown makeup that John Gacy wore to entertain children in his Chicago suburb. Few could imagine what lay buried beneath his house of horrors--until a teenaged boy disappeared before Christmas in 1978, leading prosecutor Terry Sullivan on the greatest manhunt of his career. Reconstructing the investigation--from records of violence in Gacy's past, to the gruesome discovery of 29 corpses of abused boys in Gacy's crawlspace and four others found in the nearby river--Sullivan's shocking eyewitness account takes you where few true crime books ever go: inside the heart of a serial murder investigation and trial. This updated edition features new revelations that have emerged using DNA evidence to confirm the identities of additional victims--and 16 pages of dramatic photos. "An unnerving true crime story of murder, terror, and justice." --Dallas Morning News "GRIPPING."--Publishers Weekly "CHILLING."--Nashville Banner "UNNERVING."--Dallas Morning News

Buried Dreams

Inside the Mind of John Wayne Gacy

Author: Tim Cahill

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497672767

Category: True Crime

Page: 372

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The definitive study of John Wayne Gacy—from his abusive childhood to the murders of thirty-three boys—based on four years of investigative reporting. John Wayne Gacy, the “Killer Clown,” was a suburban Chicago businessman sentenced to death in 1980 for a string of horrific murders after the bodies of his victims were found hidden in a crawl space beneath his Des Plaines, Illinois, home. The serial killer had preyed on teenagers and young men—at the same time entertaining at children’s parties and charitable events dressed as “Pogo the Clown.” Drawing on exclusive interviews and previously unreported material, journalist Tim Cahill “offers the stuff of wrenching nightmares” (The Wall Street Journal): a harrowing journey inside the mind of a serial killer. Meticulously researched and graphically recounted, Buried Dreams brings to vivid life the real John Wayne Gacy—his complex personality, compulsions, inadequacies, and torments—often in the murderer’s own words. Called “an absorbing and disturbing story” by Publishers Weekly and “surprisingly graceful” by the New York Times, this is a journey to the heart of human evil that you will never forget.

The Chicago Killer

The Hunt for Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy

Author: Joseph R. Kozenczak & Karen M. Kozencz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465332529

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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THE CHICAGO KILLER: The Hunt For Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy is the story of the capture of John Wayne Gacy, as told from the perspective of the former Chief of Detectives of the Des Plaines, Illinois Police Department , Joseph Kozenczak. The conviction of Gacy on 33 counts of murder is significant in the archives of the criminal justice system in the United States. Two additional articles give the reader a comprehensive insight into the use of psychics and the lie-detector in a serial murder investigation.

The Last Victim

A True-Life Journey into the Mind of the Serial Killer

Author: Jason Moss,Jeffrey Kottler

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759528306

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

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The twisted, but fascinating, mind of a serial killer is revealed with terrifying consequences in this astonishing and shocking exploration. with 20 b&w photos.

The Biography of John Wayne Gacy

The Killer Clown

Author: Harold Green

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546545514

Category:

Page: 78

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John Wayne Gacy Jr. (March 17, 1942 - May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer and rapist. He sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois (a part of metropolitan Chicago).

John Wayne Gacy

The True Crime Story of the Killer Clown

Author: Tyler Crane

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530694150

Category:

Page: 54

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John Wayne Gacy: The True Crime Story of the Killer Clown is available now The world is home to over seven billion people. In it, there have been great human beings: genius scientists that found cures or solutions to humanity's biggest problems; brilliant engineers that have created technology that has advanced us, giving us the ability to carry an almost infinite amount of information in a handheld device and taking us to space; and noble leaders who have fought the powers of tyrants and succeeded, liberating their people and winning back their rights. But, as in any great community in existence, in the same way that our planet can harbor greatness, it can also create evil. Such is the case of John Wayne Gacy, a man shrouded in darkness. After a troubled childhood and low self-esteem due to his small height and obesity, he attempted to live a normal life but couldn't control his sadistic urges. Despite his attempts at marriage and family, living as a well-known member of his community and being involved in politics, his urges to dominate, torture and murder young men led him to become a monster of the worst kind: mixing sexual fantasies with terrible actions. It shocked the entire country when his true identity was revealed. In the following book, we will tell the story of the Killer Clown, the identity that John Wayne Gacy adopted to win over the people who knew him, especially his victims. An identity that ended up taking the man over, and who in his mind drove him to kill, along with the other personalities he possessed. Prepare yourself; the gruesome actions of John Wayne Gacy are not for the lighthearted. Scroll Up and Click on "Buy now with 1-Click" to Download Your Copy Right Now! ______________________ Tags: john wayne gacy, john wayne, john w gacy, true crime, serial killers, american history, social history

Ted Bundy

Conversations with a Killer

Author: Stephen G. Michaud,Hugh Aynesworth

Publisher: Authorlink

ISBN: 1928704174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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Drawn from more than 150 hours of exclusive tape-recorded interviews with Bundy, this collection provides shocking insights into the killer's 11th-hour confessions before his death in a Florida electric chair. A unique, horrifying self portrait of one of the most savage sex killers in history.

The Crime of the Century

Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation

Author: Dennis L. Breo,William J. Martin,Bill Kunkle

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510708871

Category: True Crime

Page: 576

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The story behind the attack that shocked a nation and opened a new chapter in the history of American crime. On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through several student nurses’ townhouse like a summer tornado and changed the landscape of American crime. He broke in as his helpless victims slept, bound them one by one, and then stabbed, assaulted, and strangled all eight in a sadistic sexual frenzy. By morning, only one young nurse had miraculously survived. The killer was captured in seventy-two hours; he was successfully prosecuted in an error-free trial that stood up to appellate scrutiny; and the jury needed only forty-nine minutes to return a death verdict. Here is the story of Richard Speck by the prosecutor who put him in prison for life with a brand new introduction by Bill Kunkle, the prosecutor of the infamous John Wayne Gacy Jr. In The Crime of the Century, William J. Martin has teamed up with Dennis L. Breo to re-create the blood-soaked night that made American criminal history, offering fascinating behind-the-scenes descriptions of Speck, his innocent victims, the desperate manhunt and massive investigation, and the trial that led to Speck’s successful conviction.

The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

An American Nightmare

Author: Donald A. Davis

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429997753

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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They smelled the foul odors. They heard the power saw buzzing in the dead of night but neighbors never imagined the horrors happening right next door. The hot sultry night of July 22, 1991 was one the tenants of the Oxford Apartments would never forget. A panic stricken young man--a pair of handcuffs still dangling from his wrists--ran out of Apartment 213 and told police an incredible tale of terror. Shaking with fear, he led officers back to his captor's lair, where they made the gruesome discovery. Inside were the body parts of at least fifteen men--including torsos stuffed into a barrel, severed heads in a refrigerator, and skulls boiled clean and stashed in a filing cabinet. Tacked to the freezer were Poloroid photographs of mutilated corpses. When investigators arrested 31-year-old Jeffrey Dahmer, they realized they had stumbled onto a "real-life Hannibal Lecter"--a sadistic murderer who told them he had saved a human heart "to eat later". What could turn a handsome, former tennis player, the son of middle-class parents, into a perverse serial killer whose unthinkable acts shocked the nation? The Jeffrey Dahmer Story takes you into Jeffrey Dahmer's twisted world of bizarre sexual encounters, mutilation and cannibalism--in one of history's most appalling true crime cases. With 8 pages of chilling photographs.

The Man Who Killed Boys

The John Wayne Gacy, Jr. Story

Author: Clifford L. Linedecker

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312952287

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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Documents the account of the smalltown origins, development, and crimes of John Wayne Gacy, Jr., a Chicago-suburb businessman who brutally killed and hid the bodies of dozens of young men

Death by Cannibal

Minds with an Appetite for Murder

Author: Peter Davidson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698175506

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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Peter Davidson, the author of Homicide Miami, the true crime story that inspired the film Pain and Gain, compiles the true stories of some of America's most notorious cannibal murderers. THEY VIOLATED ONE OF CIVILIZED SOCIETY’S MOST SACRED TABOOS. They’re an anathema even in the twisted world of serial murder. More frightening still, the cannibal killer has hidden behind a mask of normalcy, as witnessed in these shocking profiles of five American men who ate their victims . . . Gary Heidnik, the financial wizard whose Philadelphia home was a dungeon of sexual slavery, torture, and diabolical feasts. Albert Fentress, a mild-mannered schoolteacher who lured a teenage boy into the inescapable darkness of his secret obsessions. John Weber, a country boy who found an outlet for his sick fantasies when he ate his teenage sister-in-law for dinner. Nathaniel Bar-Jonah, a portly gourmand and aspiring chef who allegedly shared the remains of his prey with unsuspecting friends. Marc Sappington, a high school dropout who aspired to outdo his idol, Jeffrey Dahmer, by embarking on a three-day feeding frenzy. Drawn from revealing interviews with family members, authorities, and the killers themselves, Death by Cannibal exposes the secrets behind the most fiendish compulsion of them all. Also—where does desire end and true crime begin? New details on the unprecedented case of Gilberto Valle, the New York City cop sentenced to life in prison for harboring only fantasies—of kidnapping up to a hundred women and of eating “girl meat.” INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Sons of Cain

A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present

Author: Peter Vronsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698176146

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

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From the author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters comes an in-depth examination of sexual serial killers throughout human history, how they evolved, and why we are drawn to their horrifying crimes. Before the term was coined in 1981, there were no "serial killers." There were only "monsters"--killers society first understood as werewolves, vampires, ghouls and witches or, later, Hitchcockian psychos. In Sons of Cain--a book that fills the gap between dry academic studies and sensationalized true crime--investigative historian Peter Vronsky examines our understanding of serial killing from its prehistoric anthropological evolutionary dimensions in the pre-civilization era (c. 15,000 BC) to today. Delving further back into human history and deeper into the human psyche than Serial Killers--Vronsky's 2004 book, which has been called the definitive history of serial murder--he focuses strictly on sexual serial killers: thrill killers who engage in murder, rape, torture, cannibalism and necrophilia, as opposed to for-profit serial killers, including hit men, or "political" serial killers, like terrorists or genocidal murderers. These sexual serial killers differ from all other serial killers in their motives and their foundations. They are uniquely human and--as popular culture has demonstrated--uniquely fascinating.

Killing For Company

Author: Brian Masters

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446428737

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

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***WINNER OF THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD FOR CRIME NON-FICTION*** Dennis Nilsen, who died in May 2018, murdered at least 15 people before his arrest in 1983. This groundbreaking criminal study of his killings was written with Nilsen's full cooperation, resulting in a fascinating - and horrifying - portrait of the man who worshipped death. On February 9th 1983 Dennis Nilsen was arrested at his Muswell Hill home, after human remains had been identified as the cause of blocked drains. 'Are we talking about one body or two,' a detective asked. Nilsen replied 'Fifteen or sixteen, since 1978. I'll tell you everything.' Within days he had confessed to fifteen gruesome murders over a period of four years. His victims, all young homosexual men, had never been missed. Brian Masters, with Nilsen's full cooperation, has produced a unique study of a murderer's mind, essential reading for true crime aficionados.

A Checklist for Murder

The True Story of Robert John Peernock

Author: Anthony Flacco

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1626819025

Category: True Crime

Page: 364

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As seen on Investigation Discovery: the story of killer husband and father Robert Peernock from the New York Times–bestselling author of Impossible Odds. Robert Peernock appeared to have the ideal life. Working as a pyrotechnics engineer and computer expert and coming home to his wife and daughter, Peernock projected the American dream. Even when he and his wife separated, it seemed amicable, just a small bump for the well-to-do family. But there was madness in his house: in private, Peernock was violent, subtly manipulative, and bordering on psychotic. But the horrifying details of his home life would only come to light after Peernock finally lost all control. Peernock had come home, brutally beat both his wife and daughter, force fed them alcohol, and deliberately sent them to their death behind the wheel, staging it to look like a drunk driving accident. He didn’t foresee that his daughter would survive, and even with years of abuse, her attempted murder, and horrendous injuries, he never anticipated that she would speak so powerfully against him. Throughout his trial, Peernock claimed a massive government conspiracy against him. He hired and fired lawyers multiple times, deadlocking juries and spinning a web of lies. New York Times bestselling author Anthony Flacco chronicles the sensational trial and all the terror that preceded it, looking deep into the mind of a deranged killer whose American dream was a waking nightmare for those trapped within it.

The Making of a Serial Killer

Author: Danny Rolling,Sondra London

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 193259549X

Category: True Crime

Page: 201

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The man convicted of the vicious murders of five college students in Gainesville, Florida, discusses his motivations and actions in commiting the crimes, reflects on what made him into a killer, and his struggle to come to terms with what he did. Original. IP.

High-Octane Women

How Superachievers Can Avoid Burnout

Author: Sherrie Bourg Carter

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616142685

Category: Business & Economics

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