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Author: Carlton Stowers
ISBN: 0671646060
Language: English
Pages: 467 pages
Category: True Crime
Publisher: Pocket; First Edition edition (December 1, 1987)
Rating: 4.2
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Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen works of nonfiction, including the Edgar Award-winning Careless Whispers, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Innocence Lost, and Open Secrets. He and his wife live in Cedar Hill, Texas. Библиографические данные.

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The story of the Lake Waco murders just won't die. From July 13, 1982 . I have a feeling I will have finished all of Carlton Stowers books before the end of this month. From July 13, 1982, until the present day, this case keeps appearing in the news. On that Tuesday in July, 1982, in Waco, Texas, three teenagers, Kenneth Franks, Jill Montgomery, and Raylene Rice, were savagely murdered in Koehne Park and their bodies dumped in nearby Speegleville Park. Despite an investigation by the Waco Police Department, no leads were produced. Carlton Stowers has written many good books, just not so much on this one, my thoughts, others thought it was great.

The book focused heavily on Truman Simons’ involvement in producing the evidence which led to the convictions. The incident also inspired a made-for-TV adaptation, Sworn to Vengeance, starring Robert Conrad as a fictionalized version of Simons. The film aired on CBS in 1993.

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Pocket Books, 1991 - 520 sivua. Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen non-fiction books, including the Edgar Award-winning "Careless Whispers," the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "Innocence Lost," and "Open Secrets," He has also written two books for children-A Hero Named George and Hard Lessons-which are being used by elementary schools as part of their drug and gang prevention.

Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen non-fiction books, including the Edgar Award-winning "Careless Whispers," the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "Innocence Lost," and "Open Secrets," He has also written two books for children-A Hero Named George and Hard Lessons.

Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen non-fiction books, including the Edgar Award-winning "Careless Whispers," the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "Innocence Lost," and "Open Secrets," He has also written two books for children-A Hero Named George and Hard Lessons-which are being used by elementary schools as part of their drug and gang prevention.

When the bodies of three teenagers were found on the shores of Lake Waco, Texas in July, 1982, even seasoned lawmen were taken aback by the savage mutilation and degradation they had been subjected to. Yet only 52 days after the gruesome triple-murder was discovered, frustrated authorities suspended the case indefinitely.

When the bodies of three teenagers were found on the shores of Lake Waco, Texas in July, 1982, even seasoned lawmen were taken aback by the savage mutilation and degradation they had been subjected to. Yet only 52 days after the gruesome triple-murder was discovered, frustrated authorities suspended the case indefinitely. Patrol Sergeant Truman Simons, who had been called to the scene that night, saw the carnage first-hand -- and vowed to find the ferocious killer or killers. He soon became a man with a mission, risking his career and his family's safety in search of evidence. Plunging himself into a netherworld of violence and evil, Simons finally got close enough to a murderous ringleader to hear his careless whispers--and ultimately, put him and his three accomplices behind bars for the brutal slayings.Now, in his Edgar Award-winning account of the Lake Waco killings, acclaimed true crime writer Carlton Stowers lays bare the facts behind the tragic crimes, the twisted predators, and the heroic man who broke the investigation--with important updated information based on new developments in the case.
Comments (7)
Ka
It seems there are already tons of reviews on this book. One may be mine from years ago, so rather than repeat it, let me just say, I’ve been reading True crime books for almost 40 years now , and this book and author rank among the best. The story is interesting, you get to know all the characters well , and it’s written in the old-style way that true crimes should all be done. Not written to give the killers any glory , but to honor the memory of the victims and pay respect to their families. It also teaches you about the dedication of a police officer and how he made promises to the victims that he’d find the ones responsible . You cannot find any better than this if looking for true crime.
EXIBUZYW
This is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. I read it first about 20 years ago. I let a friend borrow and never got it back. I was glad to find it again. Bought it and re-read. I still think the author is one of the best, ever. Wonderful description of terrible event. Enjoyable and fascinating account of a terrible event by the worse among us. You will find it hard to put down once you start. The photo is where it happened.
Mikarr
Kenneth Franks, Jill Montgomery and Raylene Rice had the misfortune of meeting up with David Spence and his his friends, brothers Gilbert and Tony Melendez in Koehne Park in Waco, Texas. In the park, the teenagers met with their brutal, untimely death at the hands of David Spence and his friends.

Truman Simons, a veteran police office, took the case personally and worked dilligently to obtain the proof needed to convict the three men who murdered these innocent teens.

The twists and turns of this book make it hard to put down. From the intial investigation to the prosecution of Jordanian born Muneer Deeb for his role in the deaths of the teens (and, yes, I do believe he was guilty but walked on techinicality), the book is full of details as you walk side by side with investigators as they seek justice.

The only disappointing aspect of this book is that little information was available regarding the third victim Raylene Rice. However, the author makes note that her family essentially decided to deal with the death of Raylene by distancing themselves from the other victims' families, investigators and prosecutors. At one point, Stowers even writes that Raylene, because of her families actions, almost became somewhat of an afterthought to the public.

This is an excellent book. One I'm sure that will keep you reading, with never a dull moment!
betelgeuze
Book I've read by this author, wait I should say devoured by this author. It's been awhile since I have come across a true crime book that reads like a well written suspense novel that keeps you glued to the story from beginning to end. It's an equal to THE ONION FIELD, SMALL SACRIFICES, IN COLD BLOOD and THE TWELVE OF NEVER. I have a feeling I will have finished all of Carlton Stowers books before the end of this month.
Akinozuru
Carlton Stowers knows how to write true crime stories! I've read every true crime book he's ever written & find myself so lost inside the stories that I feel as if I'm actually there! Careless Whispers is best! I lived in Waco, Texas where this horrible crime took place & Stowers wrote this true story of the Lake Waco Triple Murders down to the last detail making it mesmerizing in every way!
Burgas
i read this book about 25 years ago and didn't remember much of the story other than I loved the book. This writer has a gift for telling a compelling story, building the character development and keep the reader engaged. Reading it the second time, I loved it again. The buildup of the crime, the investigation and the bringing this to trial was highly detailed. Once the trail began, details were a little light; however, I highly recommend if you enjoy true crime.
Delalbine
This is a complex crime story with lots of twists and turns and the all too typical failure of the law enforcement agencies to work together to solve crimes.
I am from Waco, TX and also lived in the Methodist Home. I was to young to remember this, but it still pretty scarey. The book was written well and I loved all the details. Good read and I could not put it down. Very sad what happened so long ago. As a teenager I also cruised the the lake circle never realizing that a murder had taken place.