The Crime Of The Century: Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation

May 10, 2016|
The Crime Of The Century: Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation by Dennis L. Breo
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"One of the finest true crime books ever written…. This book hits you like a locomotive, detailing how Speck's crime shattered our innocence….Go out and buy The Crime of the Century as soon as possible."—Rick Kogan, author, Everybody Pays

On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through several student nurses’ townhouse like a summer tornado and changed the landscape of American crime. He broke in as his helpless victims slept, bound them one by one, and then stabbed, assaulted, and strangled all eight in a sadistic sexual frenzy. By morning, only one young nurse had miraculously survived. The killer was captured in seventy-two hours; he was successfully prosecuted in an error-free trial that stood up to appellate scrutiny; and the jury needed only forty-nine minutes to return a death verdict.

Here is the story of Richard Speck by the prosecutor who put him in prison for life with a brand-new introduction by Bill Kunkle, the prosecutor of the infamous John Wayne Gacy Jr.

In The Crime of the Century, William J. Martin has teamed up with Dennis L. Breo to re-create the blood-soaked night that made American criminal history, offering fascinating behind-the-scenes descriptions of Speck, his innocent victims, the desperate manhunt and massive investigation, and the trial that led to Speck’s successful conviction.
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Title:The Crime Of The Century: Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a NationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:576 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.2 inShipping dimensions:576 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.2 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:SkyhorseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1510708863

ISBN - 13:9781510708860

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