The Michigan Murders

by Edward Keyes | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0671680579 Global Overview for this book
Registered by scavok on 7/5/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by scavok on Thursday, July 5, 2007
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

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Mass-market paperback from library sale.

Journal Entry 2 by scavok on Thursday, July 5, 2007
I thought this was a well-written true crime book. I remember the events well, even though I was a youngster at the time. It was a time of turbulence & change: in 1967 were the Detroit riots; in 1968, the Detroit Tigers won the World Series; and, during that three-year span, the "Co-Ed Murders" (as they were known then) were all over the papers and TV.

This book follows the investigation from beginning to end, and is written in a readable style that keeps you riveted to the page. The names of the victims (and the man convicted) have been changed by the author, which I believe was a wise choice (you can read all about this case on the internet anyway, and even if you couldn't, what happened to those girls is just as it happened in real life). If I had to compare it to another great true-crime book, it would be to "Helter Skelter." I've been looking for this book for a long time, and found it at my Friends of the Library book sale. It's a great read, with plenty of chapter stops if you're in a hurry--if not, you won't be able to put it down.

Journal Entry 3 by scavok at RABCK in Family Member, Family Member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, July 6, 2007

Released 14 yrs ago (7/5/2007 UTC) at RABCK in Family Member, Family Member -- Controlled Releases

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A RABCK to Queen Mummy!

Journal Entry 4 by QueenMummy from Hawthorne, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, July 10, 2007
This book was sent to me as a RABCK from Scavok...thank you, it looks very interesting and I think I remember the cases!

Journal Entry 5 by QueenMummy from Hawthorne, New Jersey USA on Saturday, July 21, 2007
Very interesting, intelligent recounting of the true serial killer who murdered at least 7 women in the Ann Arbor area between 1967 and 1969. Very readable up until the trial which was quite tedious and also ending precipitously.

Passed on to stormybetsy

Journal Entry 6 by stormybetsy from Hawthorne, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Well written true crime book about a series of sadistic sexual murders that took place in the late 1960's. Good read! releasing back to Queen mummy to send to her bookcrossing friend. :-)

Journal Entry 7 by QueenMummy from Hawthorne, New Jersey USA on Monday, August 6, 2007
Sending off to my Bookcrossing friend in NM today! Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 8 by wingwhiskeyjanewing from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Thanks for the book QueenMummy I can''t wait to read it!

FROM BACK COVER: Between July 1967 and July 1969, seven sexual murders were committed with sadistic fury In each case, not a single clue A diabolical killer - or killers - stalked the area And six separate police agencies were unable to end the horror Then, almost by accident, a break in the case The suspect - a young, quiet, all-American boy...

Journal Entry 9 by wingwhiskeyjanewing at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
WELCOME TO BOOKCROSSING Congratulations! You found a traveling book! This book has been set free It is yours to keep or share Please take a moment to make a journal entry to let me know the book has found a new home

Journal Entry 10 by wingwhiskeyjanewing at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
box - closet

Journal Entry 11 by wingwhiskeyjanewing at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Released 5 mos ago (5/5/2021 UTC) at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

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I put this book in the mail to a friend

Journal Entry 12 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, May 10, 2021
This well-traveled RABCK arrived safely today, along with some lovely postcards and a BC bookmark - many thanks! I've read a lot of true crime books, but this one's new to me. Looking forward to it.

Later: A very involving account of a heinous series of crimes - with some elements of its time that make it feel like a period piece, so much has changed since the '70s... For one, the author's choice to change the names of the main players, which in the days of the internet is barely a speed-bump in identifying the case for those who want to know. [Even in the '70s, curious persons could examine out-of-state newspapers on microfiche in their local libraries, though that did require a little more commitment!] The missing-person aspect is as chilling as ever, of course; growing dread when a friend or loved one has not been heard of and remains off the radar.

The author sets the scenes well, and makes the victims and their families the heart of the story. As for the killer... "monstrous" doesn't begin to cover it. {shudder}

Journal Entry 13 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, October 8, 2021

Released 1 wk ago (10/8/2021 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm adding this to the Crime Scene/Mystery bookbox (bookbox journal with list of choices and replacements here); the box will be on its way to its next stop soon.

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Journal Entry 14 by waternixie at Everett, Washington USA on Thursday, October 14, 2021
From the Crime Scene bookbox. I'll be passing this one on.

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