The Boston Stranglers

The Boston Stranglers

Book - 2013
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This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism, and remarkable writing. --Robert B. Parker

An infamous murder spree. A monstrous hoax. The definitive book--updated with new evidence.

"DeSalvo Is the Strangler!" declared the headlines after handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed to eleven brutal rape/murders that terrorized Boston from 1962 to 1964. The repeat sex offender boasted he had raped an additional 2,000 women. His story became the subject of a bestselling book and major Hollywood movie. But DeSalvo was not The Boston Strangler.

Author Susan Kelly's detailed investigation shows us the true DeSalvo--a pathological liar whose hunger for celebrity drove him to false confessions--and indicates that the stranglings were committed by more than one killer. In an eye-opening update that explores stunning DNA findings, a shocking re-autopsy, and expert profiling evidence, she shows why this savage, unsolved case continues to fascinate and haunt us.

With 16 Pages Of Powerful Photos

"Taut with suspense. . .crackles like a bestselling novel." --Barry Reed, author of The Verdict

"Prodigious research." -- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : Kensington, 2013
ISBN: 9780786032518
Branch Call Number: True Crime - KELLY
Characteristics: 525 p


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JCLNancyB Jun 12, 2014

"Albert De Salvo was the Boston Strangler like my dog was the Boston Strangler," the second Billy said. p.12


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