Read: [True Crime Compilation]

This book deserves its own post, but since there’s only four true crime reads…

I first came across this book on Facebook. A former client-turned-friend of mine was traveling for business, bought this book at Changi Airport (or was it HKIA), and posted it on her timeline. I recall her caption having the following words: ‘fantastic’, ‘strategic’, and since I respected her a lot (professionalism in everything she touches), I purchased it right away.

Not an easy read, with all the facts to digest and also history to look up (thank goodness for Kindle). But this was a great read. Definitely one of my favorites or top ten reads of the year.

p.s. Please don’t dismiss great reads or history because of bigotry or racism whatsoever*. Knowledge is power. Don’t be ignorant.

*I’m sorry. I know I dismiss fiction reads all the time. Bloody hypocrite!

Wow. Does my opinion matter? It doesn’t. Not in this case of course it doesn’t. Though, I must say (yeah I don’t care what you think), this is really useful for lawyers, law enforcement, and the general public.

Be an idiot and let a murderer walk free – ALL OF YOU!

JonBenét: Inside The Ramsey Investigation by Steve Thomas (with Don Davis)

Again – Same thoughts as Casey Anthony. Jonbenét’s brother needs to take a lie detector test. Just saying. And, I’ll gladly take it on his behalf.

p.s. Freaking Boulder police department.

Evil: Spine-Tingling True Stories of Murder and Mayhem by Colin Wilson and Damon Wilson

I breezed though this book (not because I love murder stories) because I am somewhat familiar with all the murderers (okay, I know). I don’t remember much from this book, so there’s that.

Just Starting: JonBenét Ramsey

True crime is one of my go-to subgenres. I don’t jump in on every true crime that’s out there, only the ones that I have shallow to familiar knowledge of. JonBenét, is one tragedy that is impossible to forget.

I started reading the papers and news magazines when I was little (post to come someday). The little girl’s murder was all over the tabloids. I was only eight years older than her. I vividly recall accusations pointing toward her parents, specifically her mother. Nothing else.

(I’m at p.27 and from what I’m reading, this is so Amanda Knox-like. The cops and the media never learn. They just never learn).

When this book showed up on my Kindle store racks, I dived. I am aware that there’s not going to be an answer (some readers HATE open-ended investigative journalism reads, and this might be one of it, like Jeff Ashton’s book on Casey Anthony. I’m okay with it.). Still, this book might add more factual pieces to the puzzle I’ve been subconsciously constructing since the mid-90s, and in the years after, sporadically (via on and off updates I came across randomly online).

Little JonBenét would have been 28 this year. Only 28.