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A Special Kind of Evil: The Colonial Parkway Serial Killings (English Edition) Kindle版
"Remarkable research and a compelling narrative make this cold case true crime investigation both relentless and harrowing."- Burl Barer, Edgar Award-winning author of BETRAYAL IN BLUE
"Pardoe is the master of atmosphere and setting the scene. Pardoe and his daughter Victoria, put you inside a DeLorean time machine with a flux capacitor ... Once you're taken back to that time and place, you want to stay there and look around for a while. Peer over the investigators shoulder as they examine the crime scene." - Historical Crime Detective
"Pardoe and Hester, a father-and- daughter writing team, have presented a well-organized and highly entertaining examination of a puzzling case that's still rife with unanswered questions." - The Lansing State Journal
"Recreating unsolved or unresolved crimes requires intensive and meticulous research which Pardoe undertakes with excruciating accuracy." - Culpeper Times
"... this is no fictional work of fevered imagination; it's the real thing. Blaine Pardoe nimbly explores his story of murder, sex, and psychopaths in what makes for a crackling good read. This is a real 'can't put it down' page turner!" - Arnie Bernstein, author of Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing--このテキストは、kindle_edition版に関連付けられています。
Victoria Hester is an award-winning and accomplished author of three true crime books - with a concentrating on cold cases. A Registered Nurse by night, author and investigator by day, she co-authors with her father - making them the only father-daughter duo writing in the true crime genre. --このテキストは、kindle_edition版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B08DCD3MSZ
- 出版社 : WildBlue Press (2017/7/12)
- 発売日 : 2017/7/12
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 877 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 382ページ
The authors capture the frustration of a group of family members still waiting for answers, pushing back against bureaucratic responses from agencies who often seem more interested in protecting their institutional interests than helping the families, including the FBI, National Park Service, and Virginia State Police. Amazingly, they even manage to get former FBI agents to speak with them, a rare feat. Blaine and Victoria use a conversational style, backed up by in-depth research, which paints a strong picture of the time and place and makes the sometimes heartbreaking details of young lives cut short a bit easier to take. Their contrast of the beauty of the Tidewater area of Virginia, home to historic sites Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown and a major military complex in Norfolk, with the terrible crimes that occurred along these lovely back roads is particularly striking. If you enjoy true crime or historical fiction, you will enjoy 'A Special Kind of Evil.'
Full disclosure: my younger sister, Cathy Thomas, along with her friend Rebecca Dowski, were the first two victims in the Colonial Parkway Murders. We have also set up a new Facebook group, Colonial Parkway Murders, to discuss developments in the case. We hope that the book will help lead investigators to closing on the person(s) responsible for the Colonial Parkway Murders.
I grew up in N.N.,Va. when these murders took place. I knew one of the victims. September 1987 is when our innocence was stolen. A life changing event...
Blaine & Victoria fill in holes and gaps that weren't reported in the newspapers during that time. They write like opening a time capsule back to the '80's. Even if you dont know the area, the authors put you there.
There are eight victims, eight different roads to travel, eight life journeys, that all end with the same fate... and alot of unanswered questions.
This book is beautifully written, chapters are set up so they're easy to read, and follow.
What I took way from this book is that the handling that delayed the investigations played a critical part failure to solving these murders.
Each time the agencies made rush judgements that eventually were disproven. The failure of various agencies to pool evidence and work together allowed opportunities to fully research the evidence and make essential connections between the cases.
It should be a textbook case on the reasons for agencies to work together.
I'm not so sure it had to be two people working together. There have been multiple cases of a single killer murdering multiple victims. This person who did these crimes thought out methods to gain and maintain control of the victims. If the victims thought the person was an officer, they may have initially cooperated thinking they could clear up the situation and realized too late that they were dealing with a killer.
I wonder if the killer in the first case may not have realized until he got a better look at his victims that he was dealing with two women. By that time he could not let them go free because they would likely report the incident and they may have gotten a good enough look to identify him.
A drug deal gone wrong does not sound likely in one case does not ring true either. It seemed like a convenient conclusion because of the reputation of the area rather than the evidence and facts of the case. It seems like a lot of violence for a small amount of drugs and so little money.
I wonder if the killer spotted the victims elsewhere and figured out a way to herd them onto the parkway by flashing lights like a police car. Then the nature of the area made everything else necessary to commit the crimes fall into place, especially in the case where both victims were known to hate this area and avoided it as often as possible.
May be the book will inspire more discussion and encourage the development of a cold case task force that pools the evidence from all agencies to solve the case.
I really feel a sadness for the families. I have two close friends who lost family members to murder. One was the nephew of a friend who was the victim of an unsolved murder in a sting effort to shut down a major drug operation. The other was my friend's sister who was the victim of a serial killer. The case remained unsolved for 17 years. I also was friends in high school with two girls whose brother and his friend disappeared almost 45 years ago and the case remains unsolved. So I have seen first hand the suffering of family members and what a toll crimes like these take on families.
Hopefully this book will shake things loose on these cases and the families will get answers and some justice.