Deacon Of Death: Sam Smithers, The Serial Killer Next Door by Fred RosenDeacon Of Death: Sam Smithers, The Serial Killer Next Door by Fred Rosen

Deacon Of Death: Sam Smithers, The Serial Killer Next Door

byFred Rosen

Paperback | July 1, 2015

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Baptist deacon, family man, pillar of his Florida community . . . and serial killer of prostitutes: chilling true crime from the author of Lobster Boy.
By day, Sam Smithers was the deacon of his Baptist church in Plant City, Florida, a respected neighbor to many, and a devoted husband and father. But after the sun set, he became something else: a violent attacker—and killer—of prostitutes.
Smithers’s twisted double life came to light when a local woman who had hired him to take care of her property found him in her garage, cleaning an ax—and then discovered a puddle of blood. Through exclusive interviews with Smithers’s wife, who described her spouse as nothing but a doting husband and father, author Fred Rosen learned why this man of God, raised in an intensely religious Tennessee home, was the last person anyone would suspect of committing these savage crimes. Rosen reveals the details behind the deaths of Christy Cowan and Denise Roach after Smithers picked them up in Tampa—and the fate of a man who seemed holier than thou, but was actually guilty as sin.
Fred Rosen, a former columnist for the Arts & Leisure section of the New York Times, is an award-winning author of true crime and history books, including Gold!, Did They Really Do It?, and Lobster Boy. He can frequently be seen on the Investigation Discovery network’s Evil Kin and Evil Twins TV series, where he is a regular on-air com...
Title:Deacon Of Death: Sam Smithers, The Serial Killer Next DoorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2015Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1504023021

ISBN - 13:9781504023023


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“The one true crime masterpiece I have read.” –The Guardian on Lobster Boy