The Resource Lost Girls

Lost Girls

Label
Lost Girls
Title
Lost Girls
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kolker
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Soon to be a Netflix filmOne of Slate's Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 YearsA literary account of the lives and presumed serial killings of five "Craigslist" prostitutes, whose bodies were found on the same Long Island beach in 2010. Based on the New York Magazine cover story.Shannan wanted acceptance. Maureen wanted a solution. Megan wanted love. Melissa wanted adventure. Amber wanted to be saved.Over the course of three years, each of these young women vanished without a trace: Maureen in 2007, Melissa and Megan in 2009, and Amber and Shannan in 2010. All but one of their bodies was discovered on Gilgo Beach, Long Island, an unsettled, overgrown seven-mile stretch of shoreline on the string of barrier islands along South Oyster Bay.Sharing the same profile—all were in their twenties, all but one was under five feet tall, and all were prostitutes who advertised on Craigslist—the police concluded they were all the victims of one murderer, the Long Island serial killer—the most skillful and accomplished serial killer in New York since the "Son of Sam," David Berkowitz. But as intrepid young reporter Robert Kolker discovered, the truth about these women went far deeper than common assumptions. The victims weren't outcasts; they weren't kidnapped or enslaved. All came from a slice of America ignored by politicians and the media: the poor, often rural and white parts of the country hit hard by economics, where limited opportunities force people to make hard choices—choices that lead them to places like Gilgo Beach.Working closely with the women's families, Lost Girls tells the stories of their deaths and their lives, offering a searing portrait of crime and circumstance that goes to the heart of modern America itself
Summary
Working closely with the victim's families, this tragic account details the lives and deaths of the five women - prostitutes who advertised on Craigslist - who were victims of the Long Island serial killer, the most skillful and accomplished psychopath in New York since the Son of Sam, David Berkowitz
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New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10185568
Cataloging source
BT
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Kolker, Robert
Dewey number
306
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Family & Relationships
  • Sociology
  • True Crime
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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an unsolved American mystery
Label
Lost Girls
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780062183675
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lost Girls
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bb816b0b-c796-4e15-90d6-9fd5a4576bc3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062183675
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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