Scream at the Sky: Five Texas Murders and One Man's Crusade for Justice

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Macmillan, Aug 16, 2004 - True Crime - 320 pages
11 Reviews
"Carlton Stowers Is Brilliant."
-Ann Rule

An unsolved murder spree that left a town frozen in fear...
In rural Texas, just before Christmas in 1984, a young nurse was found raped and murdered in her Wichita Falls home. Within weeks, a second woman was found-her brutalized body dumped in the frozen Texas plains. Over the next seventeen months three more women would fall victim to a faceless evil, fueling the city's fears and baffling authorities whose every lead came to a dead end. For one haunted man the case would never die.

A fight for justice as cunning and relentless as the killer himself...
Almost fourteen years to the day of the first murder, ambitious investigator John Little reopened the cold-case files determined to deliver closure to the victims' friends and families, and bring a killer to justice. Working on his instincts, following every imaginable clue, Little embarked on an ingeniously clever and exhaustive cat-and-mouse game to trap an elusive serial killer whose sick fantasies would finally be silenced forever.

"An utterly compelling account of outrage, travesty, and redemption. No one does true crime better than Carlton Stowers. No one."
-Jonathan Kellerman

"It cannot be recommended to the faint of heart...the author is as methodical and skillful as Little in the forensic reconstruction of an investigation and trial that provided closure for five families and judgment and a sentence for a killer who eluded justice for 15 years."
--Washington Post Book World
  

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

I liked it. Okay the author did spoil the story a little bit which he should not have done but all in all this was a book with surprising twists. Only thing missing to me was more information about the killer. Nothing about his youth, why he became like this. Read full review

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User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

Who rides for justice? After reading about the horrific murders committed by this monster, I googled Faryion Wardrip's name to see if he had been executed. No such luck; he was granted habeus corpus ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
9
Section 4
28
Section 5
30
Section 6
34
Section 7
46
Section 8
48
Section 18
148
Section 19
148
Section 20
149
Section 21
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Section 22
182
Section 23
192
Section 24
199
Section 25
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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About the author (2004)

Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen works of nonfiction, including the Edgar Award-winning Careless Whispers, and To The Last Breath. He and his wife live in Cedar Hill, Texas.

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