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True Crime Stories: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime…

by Jack Rosewood

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Twelve stories of different murders that are surprising in different ways. DNA solved some, some unsolved, some just shocking. Anna Palmer murder, serial killer Richard Zalinsky, the missing Palmer brothers, and more. The stories are straight and to the point with no extra added fluff. Just the necessary details. Each of the stories are interesting in their own rights. The book is well-written and well researched. It is a fast and easy read, and enjoyable. I liked it. ( )
  BonnieKernene | Apr 15, 2017 |
Going to read a book about true crime I expected to be excited and intrigued. I was left disappointed. It really was rather dry. It reads quite a bit like I expect most high school research papers do.

*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  UrbanAudreyE | Jan 24, 2017 |
I truly enjoyed True Crimes Stories Volume I and cannot wait for more! Mr. Rosewood take 12 horrifying crimes and gives the reader a short overview of the crime and subsequent investigation. Interestingly, many of the cases he presented in this volume were unsolved until many years later when DNA and other technology became more advanced. I was provided an audible copy of Mr. Rosewood’s book to review. This was a great way to enjoy his book. However, I became so engrossed in his stories, especially the “Murder of Little Anna Palmer”, while driving on dark unfamiliar (spooky?) roads, that I missed my turn and drove 30 minutes out of my way. On a positive note – I was able to finish the book! Just my type of read. ( )
  angbenton | Oct 25, 2016 |
Not bad but I guess true crime is just not for me. I did not find it extremely interesting. I did however, appreciate the general focus on the victim more than the culprit. It is not something you see often. ( )
  lilbooks22 | Oct 18, 2016 |
Jack Rosewood has done a fairly good job with all three books in series, True Crime Stories, Vol. 1, 2 and 3. Since they are all so similar, I am rolling a review of all three into this review. Mr. Rosewood’s writing is clear and the facts are well presented, except I wish he had gone into a bit more detail sometimes, as he jumps for the crime or evidence to the outcome rather abruptly and quickly. Some of the stories are about crimes that are solved. Some stories concern crimes, or probable crimes, that have gone into the cold case file. Some are about what might even be a miscarriage of justice, as his presentation of facts leaves the reader to wonder who or how a conviction ever occurred. The stories span a large amount of time. These are stories of interest, but stories which have not received enough coverage or exposure in the news or anywhere, for that matter. I enjoyed reading them, though I often wanted more details. However, Mr. Rosewood probably did not want to get caught up in minutia about with cases, which could easily happen, so kept things to a bare minimum. I really liked the format of the stories, as I could pick up the book, read a bit, and put it down when necessary, resuming my reading as time and circumstances permitted. I am not sure I would have enjoyed them as much if I had raced through the books, as some of the stories were not that easy to take. Overall, I enjoyed reading them. I think anyone looking for a good look at crime because of interest or career will find these three books well worth the time and effort. I highly recommend them, if you fit this type of reader mold. I received these from Library Thing to read and review. ( )
  KMT01 | Sep 22, 2016 |
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