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The Resource The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and a journey into murder, Claudia Rowe

The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and a journey into murder, Claudia Rowe

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The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and a journey into murder
Title
The spider and the fly
Title remainder
a reporter, a serial killer and a journey into murder
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Rowe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting true crime thriller about a terrifying serial killer and a young reporter's obsession with him and his crimes. A riveting true crime thriller about a terrifying serial killer and a young reporter's obsession with him and his crimes. 'Well, well, Claudia. Can I call you Claudia? I'll have to give it to you, when confronted at least you're honest, as honest as any reporter ... You want to go into the depths of my mind and into my past. I want a peek into yours. It is only fair, isn't it?' - Kendall Francois. In September 1998, young reporter Claudia Rowe was working as a stringer for the New York Times in Poughkeepsie, New York, when local police discovered the bodies of eight women stashed in the attic and basement of the small colonial home that Kendall Francois, a painfully polite twenty-seven-year-old community college student, shared with his parents and sister... Growing up amid the safe, bourgeois affluence of New York City, Rowe had always been secretly terrified of the darkness, and soon became obsessed with the story and with Francois. She was consumed with the desire to understand just how a man could abduct and strangle eight women - and how a family could live for two years, seemingly unaware, in a house with the victims' rotting corpses. She also hoped to uncover what humanity, if any, a murderer could maintain in the wake of such monstrous evil. Reaching out after Francois was sent to Attica, Rowe and the serial killer began a dizzying four-year conversation about cruelty, compassion, and control; an unusual and provocative relationship that would eventually lead her to the abyss, forcing her to see herself and her own past-and why she was drawn to danger
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
VDGV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowe, Claudia
Dewey number
364.15232
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rowe, Claudia
  • Francois, Kendall
  • Serial murderers
  • Crime
  • Prisoners
  • Journalism
Target audience
adult
Label
The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and a journey into murder, Claudia Rowe
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059625006
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760296285
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)965540225
Label
The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and a journey into murder, Claudia Rowe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059625006
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760296285
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)965540225

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