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Stardust

75 ratings

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Matthew Beard and Sophie Rundle star in a brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Eleanor Bron. Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite but a young woman, Yvaine. When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches. As he does so, Tristran will uncover the secret to his own identity and a fate beyond his wildest dreams. Directed by Dirk Maggs and Heather Larmour, and featuring over 35 minutes of unbroadcast material, this stunning new dramatisation boasts an extensive cast including Frances Barber, Maggie Steed, Nicholas Boulton, Blake Ritson, Bryan Dick, Charlotte Riley, Aisling Loftus, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Alex Macqueen, Matthew Beard and Sophie Rundle. There are also cameo appearances by Tori Amos and Neil Gaiman. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.

©2017 Neil Gaiman (P)2017 BBC Digital Audio

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Beneath This Mask

18 ratings

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He loves me, and he doesn't even know my real name. The limelight that follows him could expose everything I'm hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can't force myself to stay away. I'm going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it. Will we lose it all when I reveal what's beneath this mask?

©2015 Meghan March (P)2015 Meghan March

Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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The Big Book of Serial Killers

17 ratings

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There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk, and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires, and monsters, and they walk among us. These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day-to-day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader's, the fathers, husbands, church-going members of the community. This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference audiobook. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos, and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so broad is the range. Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases, such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy-to-follow collection of information on the world's most heinous murderers.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
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The Serial Killer Books

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There are reasons why some of the most famous serial killers in the world have names that stick in our memories, send shivers up our spines, make us double-check to make sure the doors are locked at night, and maybe peek under the bed to be sure nothing is lurking there before we turn off the lights. These are monsters who are real, whose crimes are so reprehensible, so horrific, that they become seared in our memories. For this true crime anthology, we've combed the serial killer files to give you a closer, more intimate look at some of the worst of the worst from the world of serial killer, combining multiple stories into one perfect late-night book that's just the thing to keep you up at night, unable to stop listening. For those who love criminology, who can't put down the latest true crime stories, this collection of stories rivals the best serial killer books, and give you deeper insight into killers ranging from the charismatic, cunning Ted Bundy to the long-abused Aileen Wuornos, whose unimaginable troubles finally came to a very violent head. This diverse collection of serial killer stories, culled from the annals of history, is an ideal choice for the true crime buff who wonders why the monsters of our imaginations came to life and walked the streets, lurking in dark corners to wait for their next victim.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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You Can Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse

10 ratings

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A unique recovery program created by one of the world’s leading on-line authorities on Narcissistic Abuse. Narcissistic abuse was originally defined as a specific form of emotional abuse of children by narcissistic parents, but more recently the term has been applied more broadly to refer to any abuse by a narcissist (someone that who admires their own attributes), in particular in adult-to-adult relationships the abuse may be mental, physical, financial, spiritual or sexual. If you have been through an abusive relationship with someone who has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, you will know that no one understands what you are going through unless they have personally experienced it. Melanie Tonia Evans was abused by her former husband for over five years, it almost took her to the point of no return, at her lowest point she had an epiphany that signified the birth of the Quanta Freedom Healing Technique. In this book you will learn how to: recognize if you are in an abusive relationship, how to detach remove yourself from the narcissist's ability to affect or abuse you any more, identify your subconscious program, release it and replace it focus on healing yourself, become empowered, thrive and not just survive. This revolutionary program is designed to heal you from the inside out, and its effectiveness has been proven by thousands of people worldwide.

©2018 Melanie Tonia Evans (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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True Crime Stories: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases

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The world can be a very strange place in general, and when you listen to this true crime anthology, you will quickly learn that the criminal world specifically can be as bizarre as it is dangerous. In the following book, you will be captivated by mysterious missing person cases that defy all logic and a couple of cases of murderous mistaken identity. Follow along as detectives conduct criminal investigations in order to solve cases that were once believed to be unsolvable. Every one of the crime cases chronicled in this book is as strange and disturbing as the next. The 12 true crime stories in this book will keep you riveted, but they will probably also leave you with more questions than answers. For instance, you will be left pondering how two brothers from the same family could disappear with no trace in similar circumstances, over 10 years apart. You will also wonder how two women with the same first and last names, but with no personal connections, could be murdered within the same week in the same city. The examination of a number of true crime murder cases that went cold, but were later solved through scientific advances, will also keep you intrigued. Listen to this book, if you dare, to hear some of the most bizarre cases of disappearances, mistaken identity, and true murder. Some of the cases will disturb and anger you, but make no mistake, you will want to keep listening!

©2016 Wiq Media (P)2016 Wiq Media

Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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Serial Killers True Crime Box Set: 6 Notorious True Crime Murder Stories

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In the very depths of the human soul there is a darkness. It is an entity which most of us may never get to know; for others, however, this darkness grows for years until it takes hold of them and permeates every inch of their body. This darkness is evil incarnate, and it is in the hearts and minds of some of the most dangerous and despicable human beings to have walked this same earth we live in today. Sometimes it can manifest as the desire to dominate the weak and the less fortunate; in others, it becomes an uncontrollable need for violence and death; another group turns this evil into pure hatred for those that they do not agree with, transforming dislike into the desire to spill blood. Regardless of which group we are talking about, there are many of these individuals who soon evolve into the most deadly kind of monster: the serial killer. In the following volumes, you shall discover the stories of six murderers so tainted by darkness that their horrific accounts still bring fear to men and women of our present day: Edmund Kemper, the Co-Ed Killer, whose victims were mostly young, defenseless students. The Briley Brothers, three siblings who were as mentally unstable as they were bloodthirsty. Christopher Wilder, serial killer who mercilessly killed in two different continents. John Christie, who lived a double life while killing cruelly and indiscriminately. John Haigh or The Acid Bath Murderer, whose methods of disposing of victims made him infamous. Joseph Paul Franklin, whose racist hatred fueled him into a deadly “cleansing of the world”, according to his own claims. So listen to the sections of the volumes in this Serial Killers True Crime Box Set now, and begin exploring these tales that have been forged with the essence of hell itself - you may soon realize just how deep evil can plant its seeds within a human being....

©2019 LAK Publishing (P)2019 LAK Publishing

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Jeffrey Dahmer: A Terrifying True Story of Rape, Murder & Cannibalism

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Few serial killers in history have garnered as much attention as Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer. Although Dahmer killed 17 young men and boys, it was not so much the number of people he killed that makes him stand out among famous serial killers, but more so the acts of depravity that he committed on the corpses of his victims. In this true crime story, you will listen to how Dahmer transitioned from a loner to serial killer, committing numerous unnatural acts along the way such as necrophilia and cannibalism. Following in the macabre tradition of another infamous Wisconsin serial killer - Ed Gein - Jeffrey Dahmer terrorized Milwaukee for most of the 1980s until he was finally captured in 1991. Perhaps one of the most frightening aspects of Jeffrey Dahmer's serial killer career was how easy he was able to lure his victims into his trap. Dahmer possessed above average intellect, was conventionally good looking, and usually had a calm demeanor that could disarm even the most paranoid of people. Because of these traits, Dahmer was able to evade justice numerous times, which allowed him to keep killing. Truly, Dahmer was able to fool his family, the police, his neighbors, and even the judicial system into believing that he was not a threat; but during the entire time his kill count increased and the body parts of his victims began to pile up around his apartment. Purchase this audiobook to listen to a story that is among the most disturbing of all true crime serial killers. You will follow the course of Dahmer's life from an alcoholic outcast in high school to a vicious predator who stalked the streets of Milwaukee. Finally, you will hear about Dahmer's trial, his jail house murder, and the impact that his many crimes had on Milwaukee.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

Narrator: David L. White
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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True Crime Stories: 3 True Crime Books Collection (Books 4, 5, and 6)

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Night falls, and the rivers of blood flow forth once more. For what are murderers if not creatures of the dark? Hiding in plain sight as the average neighbor, co-worker, or even employer, just waiting for the moment to unleash their murderous urges. Whether they are sadistic in their methods, or not, does not change the common trait that they all share: the presence of evil. These crimes shock us to the core, leading us to wonder just what is going on in their minds that leads them to take lives without any feeling of remorse...yet deep down, we’re actually intrigued by their crimes. Fascinated, even. In truth, these killers bring forth a dark curiosity that keeps us intrigued, book after book, and once we’re done, we begin to reflect on how interesting the psychology behind these characters can be. It is precisely because of this wondrous fascination that we have compiled a fresh set of three true crime stories books, following the success of our first collection, and this time, with the best-selling volumes four to six. Thirty-six tales of bloodshed and terror, police investigation, and the background of each and every killer await you, with each subject varying from serial killers to mass murderers, ruthless monsters to seemingly harmless members of the community. No two killers are the same, and no two murders are committed for the same reason - this much you are about to find out. Listener, you are about to embark on a road of horror, death, and cruelty. Are you ready to walk the blood-chilling path into the mind of a killer?

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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True Crime Stories Volume 12: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime Anthology)

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In the following book you will be introduced to twelve shocking true crime cases that will keep you engaged as you become disturbed by the depths of the depravity some of these criminals have demonstrated. These 12 cases cover 100 years of crime history over several different countries, demonstrating once more that serious crime is a phenomenon that knows no boundaries. One of the major themes of this volume is crimes against the most vulnerable people in our society, including the elderly, and the young. You will hear about a case in Indiana where a 12-year-old girl was brutally tortured and murdered, not by a deranged pedophile or a career criminal, but by girls her own age who let their undeveloped minds and peer pressure get out of hand. The bizarre case of a serial killer who targeted elderly women in Australia is also profiled, demonstrating that not only are killers driven by diverse motives, many of which will be impossible for most of us to understand, but also that not all serial killer victims are society’s “throw aways.” You will also hear about two contestants for the “worst parent of all-time award.” These two separate cases involved men, who instead of protecting and caring for their children, ultimately played major roles in the horrible, painful deaths of their children. Educate yourself on the world of true crime and learn that not everything is always as it seems. Follow the criminal investigations as detectives from around the world broke some of the most baffling true crime cases of the last 100 years.

©2019 LAK Publishing (P)2019 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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Edmund Kemper - The True Story of the Co-ed Killer

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American serial killer Edmund Kemper III stalked co-eds in California at the height of the era of peace and free love, dismembering his victims and tossing their body parts in remote areas around Santa Cruz. As pieces of young women began washing up on shore and turning up alongside rural highways, female residents - especially college students - were decidedly on edge. A lust killer who savored the act of decapitating his victims - and often used their severed heads for sexual pleasure - Kemper's story is particularly twisted among historical serial killers. Still, the true crime tale of Edmund Kemper is particularly fascinating, because the man many people called "a gentle giant" was a near genius whose cunning manipulation of others made him particularly depraved and dangerous. This true crime story, a detailed biography of one of the most psychopathic serial killers of our time, shares some insight into the troubled childhood and awkward nature that led the American serial killer to take 10 lives, including those of six pretty co-eds, his paternal grandparents, his calculatingly cruel mother, and his mother's best friend. Among historical serial killers, Kemper is especially depraved, since he included necrophilia and cannibalism in his gruesome mix of sordid criminal activity. Ultimately, Kemper's murderous inclinations and urges to kill were satisfied after he bludgeoned to death his mother, a woman he'd hated since he was eight years old, and he turned himself in. But if he hadn't finally acted on his long-held fantasy to end his mother's life, he might still be trolling California highways, getting away with murder.

©2016 Oscar Johansson (P)2016 Oscar Johansson

Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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Dean Corll

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In an area of Houston known as the Heights, boys had been going missing for years, but it was the peace-and-love 1970s, so police just called them runaways, even if they'd left with little more than a swimsuit and some change. When the truth was uncovered, and police - and the rest of Houston - realized the boys had become victims of notorious American serial killer Dean Corll, Houston recoiled in horrified shock. Residents realized that they had not only become the site of the most grisly mass murder in Texas history, but the worst mass murder in all of US history. The phrase serial killer had not yet been coined, and as body after decomposing body was uncovered from the dirt floor of the boat shed where Corll and his two young accomplishes had buried most of the victims, there were hardly words for what this sadistic lust killer had done. The depraved evil that Corll and his accomplices - two teen boys themselves who were promised money but eventually developed a thrill for the kill - was revealed as one of the cohorts, Wayne Henley, calmly, affably, told the stories of how, after sexually assaulting them and torturing them in unimaginable fashion, they would kill them and take the boys' bodies away to bury them beneath the dirt. This serial killer's biography will haunt you, especially as you learn more about the sadistic torture methods lust-killer Corll used on his young victims, all lured to his various apartments by people they believed were their friends. While Corll is dead, killed by Henley during the lust killer's last night of depravity, the case remains entwined in Houston history, and unforgettable for the families of those who lived it.

©2015 Wiq Media (P)2016 Wiq Media

Narrator: Gaius M. Thynne
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
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The Toolbox Killers

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Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, the Toolbox Killers, brought a level of terror that changed the way people carried out their daily lives. It was a time of innocence in California, where young girls could walk the streets or hitchhike along the freeways without a care or concern for their own safety, day or night. But that innocence and trust were to be shattered as five girls made the fatal mistake of accepting a ride from Bittaker and Norris. What started as a chance meeting in prison of these terrible men resulted in a murder spree that was planned right down to the finest details. They knew the type of victims they wanted, how they were going to abduct them, and what they were going to do to them. And they did everything they could to make their depraved fantasies come true. This true crime book includes chapters that explore the psychological make-up of these killers, and factors that may have influenced their twisted minds. How could these men inflict such horrific pain and suffering on their victims, and get away with it until five victims are left dead and scattered in a desolate canyon? What would have happened if Bittaker and Norris had never met? These famous serial killers were organized and sexually sadistic, and were responsible for some of the most horrendous true murders involving unimaginable torture in history. This is one of those true crime stories that will make you question humanity, and look twice at those who live among us.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

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True Crime Stories, Volume 2

1 rating

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A little girl gets snatched while playing in the snow, and her tiny body is found days later. This is a 43-year-old murder mystery that was finally solved, but was it really? There are many people who don't think so. There's also the story of a transgender woman who died in terribly suspicious circumstances, a case that would come to be the focus of change among the local police force due to the interactions she had with officers on the night of her death as well as the cause of an outcry among the community. And who really killed the Al-Hilli family in the French Alps, leaving two little girls without parents, and why? Was there a link to a Middle Eastern dictator? What secrets did Mrs. Al-Hilli keep from her family? These are just a few of the cases discussed in this true crime anthology. From the victim or victims, the crime scenes, and the criminal investigations that ensued, we follow 12 true crime stories, some of which are solved and some that are still mysteries. We also take a look at cases where wrongful convictions have occurred and why. These true murder stories will take you on a journey across the globe and even back in time in some cases. Family massacres, individual true crime murder cases, and situations where murder goes unseen in suicide cases, plus many more, will all keep you enthralled from chapter to chapter.

©2016 Wiq Media (P)2016 Wiq Media

Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2: Another 150 Serial Killer Files of the World's Worst Murderers

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Our first volume caused such an impact that we’ve decided to bring you the long-awaited Volume 2 of the most comprehensive Serial Killer encyclopedia ever published! Murderers or monsters, normal people turned bad or people born with the desire to kill; it doesn’t matter where they come from, serial killers strike dread into our hearts with a single mention of their names. Hunting in broad daylight or stalking from the shadows, we are their prey and their hunt is never done until they are caught or killed. With a worrying number of them living in our communities, working alongside us at our places of employment and sharing the same spaces where we spend time with our families, serial killers are typically just another neighbor that we barely think about. A worrying thought, to be honest. In The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2, we go through the lives of 150 serial killers who allowed themselves to fall under the influence of their darkest desires and took the lives of anywhere from one to one hundred victims; we speak of their motives and how their stories ended (if they ended…), and remind you of the fear and pain that they left behind. But what can you expect from The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2?  You will find such things as: An excellent A-Z list of all of these deadly killers, allowing you to reference the encyclopedia whenever you need to find out more about any single murderer All of the uncensored details of their crimes, with much effort taking into account to describe their horrific acts Important information on their date and place of birth, date of arrest, and number of victims, among other facts A list of trivia facts for each killer, allowing you to learn more about their personalities and any films or documentaries made about them So, with nothing more to add – it’s only time now for you purchase this book and begin learning about 150 of the sickest, most dangerous serial killers in world history. This is the next level in murder: Are you ready to learn about the evilest men and women in history?

©2019 LAK Publishing (P)2020 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
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Robert Berdella: The True Story of The Kansas City Butcher

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When Chris Bryson was discovered nude and severely beaten stumbling down Charlotte Street in Kansas City in 1988, police had no idea they were about to discover the den of one of the most sadistic American serial killers in recent history. This is the true story of Robert Berdella, nicknamed by the media the Kansas City Butcher, who from between 1984 and 1988 brutally raped, tortured, and ultimately dismembered six young male prostitutes in his unassuming home on a quiet street in Kansas City. Based on the actual 720 page detailed confession provided by Berdella to investigators, it represents one of the most gruesome true crime stories of all time and is unique in the fact that it details each grizzly murder as told by the killer himself. From how he captured each man, to the terrifying methods he used in his torture chamber, to ultimately how he disposed of their corpses, rarely has there ever been a case where a convicted serial killer confessed to police in his own words his crimes in such disturbing detail. Horrific, shocking and rarely equaled in the realms of sadistic torture - Berdella was a sexually driven lust killer and one of the most sadistic sex criminals ever captured. Not for the faint of heart, this is the tale of Robert "Bob" Berdella, the worst serial killer in Kansas City history and for those that are fans of historical serial killers, is a true must listen.

©2016 Oscar Johansson (P)2016 Oscar Johansson

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Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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Joel Rifkin: The Horrifying & True Story of Joel the Ripper

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Joel Rifkin trolled the streets on Manhattan and Long Island under the cover of night searching for a way to ease the intense urges he couldn’t deny. Prostitutes were his targets, and although he allowed some to live, there were many who were much less fortunate.   Dismembered bodies were soon discovered, but nobody could identify who was responsible for such despicable acts of murder and horror. Until one night when Rifkin was disposing of his 17th victim, he was finally caught.   One of the most famous serial killers, Rifkin has shared some of his thoughts and feelings about the crimes he committed, yet he still questions why he felt the way he did. He is perhaps one of the most interesting American serial killers to date, and his true crime stories are among the most disturbing.   There have been few New York murders committed by serial killers, including Rifkin and the Long Island Serial Killer. Rifkin was considered a suspect in the case of the Long Island Serial Killer, and this true crime audio discusses his opinions on who the killer could actually be.   If you are passionate about true crime serial killers, then you will absolutely enjoy this audiobook. Of all the serial killer audiobooks out there, this one delves into the controversy surrounding the death penalty and discusses whether monsters like Rifkin should be executed or allowed to live their days out in prison when they stripped that opportunity from the innocent victims they slayed.  

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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True Crime Stories: True Crime Anthology Volume 8

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In this gruesome true crime anthology, you will hear about twelve true crime stories that baffled investigators and continue to draw interest among the public due to their shocking details. From tragic cases of spousal murder to tragic cases of child murder, this true crime book will surely keep your attention. Three cases of spousal homicide are among the many murder stories in this volume that will keep you captivated. Hear about how two wives, Larissa Schuster and Susan Wright, decided to kill their husbands for greed and about how a husband and father, John Sharpe, decided he did not want to be married anymore, so he killed his wife and daughter. For different reasons, these killers thought that they would get away with their crimes, but the ensuing criminal investigations revealed their evil plans for the world to see. This volume also features a number of child abduction cases that unfortunately ended in tragedy. Follow the course of these true murder cases and learn how the investigators worked tirelessly to put these monsters behind bars. You will also be introduced to cases that can only be described as strange or weird, such as the case of Donald Webb, who was a master of multiple identities, and Vlado Taneski, a journalist who created his own scoops through murder. This may be a true crime audiobook, but you are guaranteed to be at the edge of your seat and will probably think at times that you are actually listening to a true crime novel.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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True Crime Stories: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases

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Can’t get enough of gruesome true crime stories and endless turn of events? Then this book is for you.   In the following true crime anthology, you will be introduced to some of the most tragic crime cases in modern history. The 12 crimes profiled in this volume will keep you listening, although sometimes due to the shocking nature you will undoubtedly not want to listen.... The primary theme of this volume is youth violence and some of the factors that have driven kids to kill. Some of the reasons were as shocking as the crimes themselves, such as the case of the two 13-year-old boys who killed one of the boy’s grandmother so they could buy some marijuana and have a pizza party. You will also listen to tales of teens who killed just for fun, such as Don Collins, while the motives for other teen murderers remain a mystery.   The tragic case of the murder of the Doss family highlights that sometimes people, even teenagers, don’t need a reason to kill. Along with the profiles of teen killers are other chapters that examine cold case murder mysteries and other cases that can only be described as strange or bizarre. No matter the content, each of the 12 chapters are riveting and will keep you wanting to continue to listen. So come along for a journey into the depraved criminal mind. The world you are about to enter may frighten and shock you, but you will also be intrigued as you learn what makes some of the worst killers tick… 

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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True Crime Stories, Volume 7

Summary

Listen to this true crime anthology to learn about 12 more true crime stories that shocked communities and grabbed headlines around the world. You will learn about tragic cases of family annihilation and relationships gone horribly wrong. Among the most shocking of these cases is the murder of the Westerhuis family in South Dakota, who on the outside appeared to by an all-American family, but inside they harbored a felonious secret. A trio of politically motivated murder stories will also keep you intrigued and glued to listen to this audiobook. Two of the cases involve hate crimes committed in the United States, while the other was the first major act of Islamic terrorism in the US. The three cases were also examples of organized crime, much like the murder of Australian biker Wayne Rodney Schneider. You may be shocked when you learn that the criminal investigation of Schneider's murder has uncovered suspects from two different continents, and that the actual crime took place on a third continent. Unfortunately, many of the cases profiled in this audiobook involve innocent victims, such as nine-year-old Amber Lucius who was murdered by her own mother. Now that you have been warned, start listening to this audiobook and learn about 12 more high-profile true crime murder cases. You may be disturbed at times, but if you enjoy learning about forensic science and criminal investigation procedures, then this is the audiobook for you!

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 3 hrs
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True Crime Stories, Volume 6

Summary

In the following true crime anthology, you will listen to 12 true crime stories that have baffled investigators and captured the imagination of the public for years. Among some of the more shocking stories is a trio of mass murder cases from around the world. You will be intrigued to hear how Ronald DeFeo Junior mercilessly gunned down six members of his family in cold blood and how two other cases of mass murder that although not well-known in the United States, shocked the small countries where they took place. You will also follow the criminal investigations of some high-profile cases, such as that of best-selling author Michael Peterson, and see how they were resolved. Some of the true crime murder cases profiled in this volume can only be described as bizarre. You will be introduced to Elifasi Msomi, a failed Zulu witch doctor who became a notorious serial killer, notorious for keeping some of his victims' blood for various rituals. You will also hear about two potential curses that sent many of the people involved with their respective cases to early graves. Finally, the strange case of Robert Dirscherl is profiled. The authorities initially ruled Dirscherl's death a suicide, but after several decades it now appears that the death may be a case of true murder and not suicide. If you are interested in learning more about man's dark side, then start listening to this book. But be warned, some of the murder stories you will hear about will be shocking and disturbing. Despite being disturbed by many of these cases, you will also find this volume extremely intriguing and exciting!

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Terry Jenkins
Length: 3 hrs
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True Crime Stories, Volume 5

Summary

Listen to this true crime anthology and learn about 12 of the most shocking true crime cases in modern history. You will be glued to your device as you hear about high profile true crime murder cases, such as the murder of Laci Peterson, and the murder trial of actor Robert Blake, while learning about some lesser-known yet equally notorious murder trials. You will follow criminal investigations into cold murder cases that were once thought to be unsolvable, but through a combination of scientific advances, good police work, and some luck, homicide detectives were able to give the victims' families closure. Although most of the cases profiled in this book are clearly true crime stories, one case, the story of the famous doctor Jack Kevorkian, concerns changing legal interpretations of what constitutes murder in the United States of America. Other cases profiled involve privileged individuals who had plenty of money, but resorted to murder out of greed and selfishness. You will also hear about one privileged woman, actress Dominque Dunne, who had her whole life in front of her, only to have it ended by a jealous lover who could not handle her success and privilege. Listen to this book, if you dare, and learn about some of the most intriguing high profile crimes and true murder to happen in the last 100 years. You may want to share this book with a friend, though, because as intriguing as the cases are, they are also shocking and disturbing.

©2016 LAK Publishing (P)2017 Wiq Media

Narrator: David L. White
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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True Crime Stories, Volume 3

Summary

Beware! Once you begin listening to this true crime anthology book, you will quickly find that is difficult to stop! You will hear about 12 true crime stories from throughout the United States and around the world that invoke a variety of different emotions from deep within your soul. You will be shocked at some of the bizarre and senseless crimes, while at other times feelings of empathy for the victims and anger at the inhuman perpetrators will stir your spirit. Follow each chapter as you are directed through the anatomy of a true crime, from the outset of the criminal investigation until the final resolution. You will find that shooting rampages are not a recent phenomenon and that some of the world's notorious shooting sprees have been carried out in countries known for their peacefulness and low crime rates. All of these cases prove that no matter how much we may try, sometimes it is impossible to keep evil out! Truly, you will see why these 12 cases have become some of the most notorious true crime murder cases in recent world history. Some of the stories in this book are guaranteed to trouble you, but make no mistake; you will find it impossible to put down this tract of true murder. You will be truly intrigued with this book's collection of mass shootings, cold case murders, and other crimes that for many reasons defy logic!

©2016 Wiq Media (P)2016 Wiq Media

Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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True Crime Stories Volume 9

Summary

In this addition to the True Crime Stories series, you will follow police investigators as they enlist the aid of profilers to solve the infamous Phoenix Canal murders more than 20 years after they happened. You’ll hear about two shocking cases where teenagers thought it would be a good idea to kill someone for fun. After having their fun, the murderous teenagers were promptly arrested and served a good helping of justice. Some of the cases in this audiobook can only be described as bizarre, like the case of Katherine Knight, who was an extremely violent woman and cannibal. She is profiled along with the story of the sideshow “freak”, Grady Stiles Junior. As you can imagine, you will surely keep listening intently once you begin to discover what drove these killers to go to the extreme that they did. Grab a cup of tea and start hearing about true murder cases, disappearances, and other strange crimes that have shocked yet captured the imagination of people for decades. This collection of strange and cruel crime will surely keep you on the edge of your seat....

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 3 hrs
Available on Audible
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True Crime Stories Volume 4

Summary

Warning! The following true crime book may shock and frighten the faint hearted. In this book are assembled 12 of the strangest true crime stories in human history. There is no doubt that some of these cases will disturb you, but it is equally assured that you will not be able to stop listening! Follow along in various criminal investigations as astute investigators race to solve cold murder cases. Some of the cases in this true crime anthology will boggle your mind as much as the police were when they investigated them. You will hear about the abduction of girls from safe neighborhoods during broad daylight and how the dogged detectives eventually caught their killers through a combination of advances in science, some lucky breaks, and excellent police work. There are also some true crime murder cases profiled where killers have yet to be brought to justice and, unfortunately, probably never will be. You may have already heard about some of these cases, while it will be the first time you hear about others, but make no mistake, you will keep listening for more. So start listening and hear about bizarre abductions, true murder cases, and other strange crimes that have intrigued people around the world. Once you do, you will want to hear more.

©2016 Wiq Media (P)2016 Wiq Media

Narrator: Thomas Stone
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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True Crime Stories Volume 11: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases

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In this true crime anthology, you’ll learn about some of the most shocking true crime cases that have happened in the last 40 years. You will find yourself thrust into a world that is often depraved but always intriguing and fascinating, leaving you wanting to learn more.  These 12 cases, which span the globe, are a true testament to the idea that crime comes in all shapes and sizes. There are a number of themes in this volume, including missing persons, road trips gone wrong, and family annihilations. You will hear about a case in New Zealand where two young people celebrating the New Year vanished without a trace never to be seen again, yet a man was still put on trial for their murders. The tragic case of Denise Pikka Thiem - a woman who went on a world trip to find spiritual meaning but ended up murdered - is also profiled in this book. The unfortunate phenomenon of mass murder, particularly family annihilation, is covered in two uniquely bizarre cases in this book. In one case, a man claimed a voodoo demon drove him to murder his family, while in another a man dressed as Santa Claus attempted to murder an entire family during the holiday season. Along with those cases are several others that highlight the strange and dangerous world of the modern criminal. After hearing all of the murder mysteries in this volume you will be left wanting to read more. So sit back, relax, and start this engaging true crime book to learn the secrets of some of the worst criminals to walk the Earth over the last 40 years!

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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True Crime Stories

Summary

It is no secret that true crime murder stories are not for the faint of heart. They can lead you to double-check your windows and doors at night, and question everything you thought or believed about human nature. Yet they are intriguing and fascinating at the same time. What is it that makes us different from those who take the lives of others? That is a question that many ask themselves, and these true crime stories help to identify the method and psychology behind some of the most terrifying killers in modern history. This set includes three true crime books, volumes 1-3, and each is filled with a variety of true crime murder cases, including spree killers and massacres, some of which are yet to be solved. You are taken through the background of the story, the murders, and the criminal investigations that took place. Each true crime anthology in this collection will leave you to ponder whether the perpetrators of these crimes were really monsters. When you learn of the background of these killers, the age-old question of whether a serial killer is born to kill will be at the forefront of your mind. Explore the stories behind the murders in these true crime volumes, the anger, the horror, and the sadism, inflicted by each killer. Feel for the victims, their families, and the investigators who had to deal with each case. And don't be surprised if you have to sleep with the light on.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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The Killing Cousins

Summary

When killing cousins David Alan Gore and Fred Waterfield realized as teens that they shared the same sick, twisted sex fantasies of raping helpless, bound women who were completely at their mercy, Florida's quiet Vero Beach would be never be the same. Some of the least remorseful of all American serial killers, the deadly duo stalked their victims, often hitchhikes they believed would never be missed, using Gore's auxiliary deputy badge as a ruse to lure them into their vehicle. After that, they were most likely to be driven to their deaths. Their evil, sadistic story from the annals of Florida history is one that will chill even longtime fans of true crime murder, especially after listening to excerpts from the letters Gore wrote from prison, in which he shared deplorable secrets that made him one of the most demented sex criminals of all time. Gore once told a psychologist that "the devil made me do it", but those who came in contact with Gore - including the law enforcement officials that ultimately put him on Death Row - believed he was the devil due to his depraved levels of cruelty. Among the psychopaths and sociopaths that have walked the Earth, Gore was one of the worst, although those who knew them say that it was Fred Waterfield, the more popular cousin who always played the good guy to Gore's bad, who was the true brains of the outfit. As it happens, he probably was, because Waterfield almost got away with murder.

©2016 Oscar Johansson (P)2016 Oscar Johansson

Narrator: Miles Taylor
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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The Briley Brothers: The True Story of the Slaying Brothers

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Richmond, Virginia. On the morning of October 19, 1979, parolee James Briley stood before a judge and vowed to quit the criminal life. That same day James met with his brothers, Linwood and Anthony, and 16-year-old neighbor Duncan Meekins. What they planned - and carried out - would make them American serial killer legends and reveal to police investigators a seven-month rampage of rape, robbery, and murder exceeding in brutality already documented cases of psychopaths, sociopaths, and sex criminals. As reported in this book, the Briley gang were responsible for the killing of 11 people (among them a five-year-old boy and his pregnant mother) but possibly as many as 20. Unlike most criminals, however, the Briley gang's break-ins and robberies were purely incidental - mere excuses for rape and vicious thrill kills. When authorities (aided by plea-bargaining Duncan Meekins) discovered the whole truth, even their tough skins crawled. Nothing in Virginian history approached the depravities, many of which were committed within miles of the Briley home, where single father James Sr. padlocked himself into his bedroom every night. But this true crime story did not end with the arrests and murder convictions of the Briley gang. Linwood, younger brother James, and six other Mecklenburg death-row inmates hatched an incredible plan of trickery and manipulation - and escaped from the "state-of-the-art" facility on May 31, 1984 - the biggest death-row break-out in American history.

©2016 Oscar Johansson (P)2016 Oscar Johansson

Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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Serial Killers Rage and Horror, Volume 2

Summary

Are you born a killer, or are you shaped into one? How does one escape from his cell to start a killing spree of 20-plus victims? How incredibly evil can one be to murder more than 24 children in less than two years? These are questions we will dig deep into as we investigate eight serial killers and murderers in this addition to the Serial Killers Rage and Horror series. Serial killers both intrigue and disgust the average member of society, and many question why this is. Is it because they seem such regular people in the daylight? Or perhaps it is simply because it is hard to fathom how someone can cross that ever-present line of what is right and what is most horribly wrong. One of the most unusual cases in this audiobook surrounds the murders of several women in Canada by a totally unique method that may surprise you. Another, the story of Robert Hansen, will terrify you. And the cases of the Atlanta Child Murderer and the Ogre of the Ardennes will sicken you to the core. But once you start listening to this audiobook, it will be extremely hard for your curious mind to stop.

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Kevin Kollins
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Serial Killers Rage and Horror

Summary

From rampage killers to hunters that seek out human prey in the shadows of the night, this serial killer anthology is a collection of horror stories. Collectively these men were responsible for hundreds of deaths, and they all belong in the realm of the worst serial killers to date. Delve into eight different cases and explore the heinous deeds committed, the background of each killer, and the apparent motives for their crimes. There are those who went on deadly rampages, such as Cho Seung-Hui and George Hennard; men who decided to inflict as much terror in one day as they possibly could. Famous serial killers are included, such as the Hillside Stranglers, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, and the Beast of the Ukraine, Anatoly Onoprienko. There are also lesser known murderers such as Fritz Haarmann and Ronald Dominique, who preyed on young men for their own deviant pleasures. Each of these true murder stories will leave you with a sense of horror and perhaps a little fear. David Parker Ray's surviving victims still live in fear today, and this notorious true crime story is one of the most sadistic and disturbing. With tales of torture, mind control and violence, very few survived their time in Ray's toy box. The true crime stories in this book have been selected because of the horrendous nature of their actions and the sheer volume of victims they slaughtered. Innocent people, going about their daily business or asleep in their beds, all make up these serial killers true crime stories.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing

Narrator: David L. White
Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Richard Cottingham

Summary

The prostitutes working New York City's Times Square were more than a little bit nervous. A deranged serial killer who apparently melted into the crowd was picking up hookers and sadistically torturing them, leaving some girls wondering if there was a real-life Dr. Frankenstein out there attempting to create his own personal plaything from pieces of his dismembered victims. Some working girls were butchered in seedy hotel rooms, their heads, hands or breasts sliced off, their remains then set ablaze in an effort to dispose of any incriminating evidence. Others narrowly escaped death, but only after enduring hours of terrifying torture that included brutal bite marks, surface knife slashes and stab wounds that all served as bloody foreplay for frenzied sexual assaults. Survivors were found bleeding and delirious, unable to remember much due to the cocktail of drugs they'd been given by their assailant. But their bodies told a horrific story that was almost worse than death, and the sadistic calling cards left by the serial killer would eventually tie together victims in this true crime murder spree that crossed two states. It wasn't until one victim's screams grew loud enough that Richard Cottingham, an American serial killer who was part narcissist, part sadist and all evil, was finally caught by police as he fled his hotel room carrying his bag of torture devices. His capture allowed them to close the books on some of the most horrific murder cases in US history. This serial killer biography not only unearths Cottingham's sick, twisted crime spree, it also delves into the murderer's psyche, attempting to reveal why an insurance company IT guy's seemingly normal life would devolve into madness.

©2016 Wiq Media (P)2016 Wiq Media

Narrator: Gaius M. Thynne
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Joseph Paul Franklin: The True Story of the Racist Killer

Summary

Among the annals of American serial killers, few were as complex and prolific as Joseph Paul Franklin. At a gangly 5'11, Franklin hardly looked imposing, but once he put a rifle in his hands and an interracial couple in his cross hairs, Joseph Paul Franklin was as deadly as any serial killer. In this true crime story, you will learn about how one man turned his hatred into a vocation of murder, which eventually left over 20 people dead across America. Truly, Franklin's story is not only that of a true crime serial killer, but also one of racism in America, as he chose Jews, blacks, and especially interracial couples as his victims. Joseph Paul Franklin's story is unique among serial killers biographies because he gained no sexual satisfaction from his murders and there is no indication that he was ever compelled to kill. But make no mistake about it, by all definitions; Joseph Paul Franklin was a serial killer. In fact, the FBI stated that Franklin was the first known racially motivated serial killer in the United States: he planned to kill as many of his perceived enemies as possible in order to start an epic race war across the country. An examination of Franklin's life will reveal how he became a racially motivated serial killer and the steps he took to carry out his one man war against the world. Listen to a disturbing story of true crime murder in America's heartland. You will be disturbed and perplexed at Franklin's murderous campaign as he made himself a one man death squad, eliminating as many of his political enemies that he could. But you will also be captivated with Franklin's shrewdness and cunning as he avoided the authorities for years while he carried out his diabolical plot!

©2016 Oscar Johansson (P)2016 Oscar Johansson

Narrator: Miles Taylor
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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John Christie: The True Story of The Rillington Place Strangler

Summary

John Christie was a man with many secrets, and his flat at 10 Rillington Place in London would become known as one of the original houses of horror. Former soldier, special constable, and husband, John was to become regarded as one of the worst British serial killers to date, and one that left a lot more questions than answers following his execution. Nobody ever suspected that this quiet man would have a dark double life, with a penchant for prostitutes and sexual perversion. He took advantage of the post-war times, the desperate women without husbands and their need to be rid of unwanted pregnancies as a result of prostitution and lack of contraception. Christie claimed he could perform abortions, and this led some women right to his lair, where they would be gassed and raped while they died. The official number of deaths associated with this London serial killer was eight, but it is believed there were most likely many more. This true crime story is filled with unanswered questions and controversy, as Christie's actions led an innocent man to his death at the gallows. This would later bring about changes to the British legal system surrounding capital punishment, but for Timothy Evans it was far too late. This serial killer biography will intrigue you, disgust you, and make you question how the police and legal system could get things so wrong. The fact that, unlike many other historical serial killers, Christie hid the bodies of his victims in his house and his backyard makes him one of the most disturbing perpetrators of true-crime murder in history.

©2016 Wiq Media (P)2016 Wiq Media

Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Donald Gaskins: The Meanest Man in America

Summary

In the world of American serial killers, few can beat Donald Henry "Peewee" Gaskins when it comes to depravity, cunning, and quite possibly the sheer number of murders. Do not let the nickname "Peewee" fool you; if someone did not take Gaskins seriously, then that person usually ended up dead! In this true crime book about an infamous serial killer, you will delve into the mind of a truly twisted man who claimed scores of victims from the 1950s until 1982, which made him the most prolific serial killer in South Carolina history and quite possibly in all of American history! Criminal profiling has helped law enforcement capture a number of serial killers throughout history and has also helped mental health professionals to understand some of the motives behind their dastardly deeds, but in many ways Gaskins defied most profiles. The range of Gaskins' victims was only equaled by the plethora of reasons he chose to kill. Many of the murders were done to appease Gaskins' unnatural carnal desires, while other victims lost their lives during his career as a contract killer. Truly, in the twisted world of psychopaths and sociopaths Gaskins is definitely in the top tier - he was a predator among predators. Many of the details of Gaskins' life will shock you and still other things will make you horrified by his inhumanity, but in the end you will find that it is impossible to stop listening to this book! This is the true story of The Meanest Man in America, Donald Henry Gaskins.

©2015 Wiq Media (P)2016 Wiq Media

Narrator: Gaius M. Thynne
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Arnold Sodeman: The True Story of the Schoolgirl Strangler

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Captured in the 1930s before the words psychopath and pedophile were part of common vernacular, notorious serial killer Arnold Sodeman murdered four young girls with little thought of remorse. Without guilt, the evil serial killer strangled them to death with their own clothing and left their small bodies alone in the Australian brush, earning himself a chilling position in the annals of Australian crime. The first victim in his child murder spree, 12-year-old Mena Griffiths, showed signs of having been sexually assaulted, although the man who would become known as The School-girl Strangler denied the assault, and blamed the killing of both Griffiths and the other girls on his inability to control himself after he'd been drinking. The horrific story of this true-life murderer - a tale of mental illness, childhood abuse, brain damage, and alcoholic blackouts - is true crime as its most terrible, and ranks among the worst child murders in world history. After his arrest, Sodeman calmly confessed, saying that when intoxicated, he became overcome by thoughts of revenge, and like a real-life Jekyll and Hyde, transformed from doting husband and family man into a barbarian who strangled four little girls. He chose children and teens, he said, because he could lure them away much easier, but the cold-blooded killer really didn't seem to recognize the abhorrence of taking a child's life. Experts now say the handsome but strange Sodeman would likely have been unfit to stand trial for his crimes, given his family's extensive background of mental illness, but in the 1930s, the serial killer's biography was a tale that left Australia stunned.

©2015 Wiq Media (P)2016 Wiq Media

Narrator: Gaius M. Thynne
Length: 51 mins
Available on Audible