- Libro de bolsillo: 256 páginas
- Editor: Pinnacle Books,U.S.; Edición: Reissue (4 de diciembre de 2012)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0786029277
- ISBN-13: 978-0786029273
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Body Count (Inglés) Libro de bolsillo – 4 dic 2012
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Details the horrifying murder spree of Robert Lee Yeats, a seemingly devoted husband and father, National Guard helicopter pilot, and Desert Storm veteran, who sexually violated and brutally murdered thirteen women in the state of Washington. Reissue.
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Burl Barer is an Edgar Award–winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience. He has garned accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media, and his career has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter, London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting, and Electronic Media, as well as on ABC's Good Morning America.
Barer, regarded as one of America's finest investigative journalists, is a frequent commentator on numerous television programs seen worldwide, including Deadly Sins, Deadly Women, Motives and Murders, Snapped, Scorned, Behind Mansion Walls, Epic Mysteries, and Hart Fisher's American Horrors channel via Filmon.TV.
Burl Barer hosts the award-winning Internet radio show, True Crime Uncensored with cohost, show business legend Howard Lapides, on Outlawradiousa.com every Saturday at 2 p.m. Pacific time.
In addition to nonfiction/true crime bestsellers, Barer is a regular contributor to Serial Killer Quarterly, the prestigious magazine edited by Lee Mellor. Barer also writes new adventures of Leslie Charteris' The Saint, and the Jeff Reynolds series of private eye novels.
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I have read many true crime novels, some that I liked, some that I didn't, and this one reminds me of an almost unreadable book by Ann Rule entitled "Green River Running Red." (GRRR, and believe me, "Grrr" is an apt acronym.) In that book, for some strange reason, Ms. Rule decided to take on seemingly every victim of the Green River Killer -- Gary Ridgeway -- and give every little detail on each victim's life. I suppose that it was supposed to me a memorial of sorts to those victims, and I also suppose that it was intended to be not only kind to those victims but to their families as well. Fair enough. However, in general, I believe that most true-crime aficianados read true crime for the following reasons:
1. Why did the killer kill? 2. What was going on historically during the time of those killings? 3. How did the police catch the perpetrator?
And if you don't answer these questions, and answer them succinctly, you take a potential page turner and turn it into an eye roller. Unfortunately, this is what happened to GRRR. And this is what also happened to "Body Count." About a quarter of the way through, the author chose to eat up page after page of text with interviews from seemingly every prostitute from Spokane (and perhaps Walla Walla and South Seattle, as well), and it became exceedingly monotonous. These accounts were way too subjective, and in reality, they didn't provide much reliable or pertinent information to the story. I believe that less would have been more in this case.
So, what would my recommendations be? I believe that the author should have written this from the killer's perspective. I just watched a film called "The Hunt for the BTK Killer," and that pretty-decent-crime-thriller often came from Dennis Rader's perspective. It made it easier for the viewer to determine what his motivations might have been, and it made the film quite interesting as well. This book, for at least the first half, seems to provide no possible motivations for Robert Yates and his murders. (And once again, if I read the entire work, I might change my mind on this point.)
Unless I finish the book, and unless I change my mind, this will be a pass by me.
Another Burl Barer book hi highly recommend for true crime lovers.