Scream at the Sky: Five Texas Murders and One Man's Crusade for Justice
"Carlton Stowers Is Brilliant."
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."
"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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Review: Scream at the Sky: Five Texas Murders and One Man's Crusade for JusticeUser Review - Goodreads
Somewhat lurid, as Stowers' books tend to be, but interesting to me because both my husband and I used to work in that DA's office and know most of the players. I also remember the crimes, especially the nurse. Kudos to former colleague John Little for some excellent investigative work. Read full review