Murder in the Family by Burl Barer audiobook

Murder in the Family

By Burl Barer
Read by James Edward Thomas

By Burl Barer
Read by James Edward Thomas

Made for Success 9780786019243

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538443071

  • ISBN: 9781538442982

  • ISBN: 9781538443163

Runtime: 11.55 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

On March 15, 1987, police in Anchorage, Alaska, arrived at a horrific scene of carnage. In a modest downtown apartment, they found Nancy Newman’s brutally beaten corpse sprawled across her bed. In other rooms were the bodies of her eight-year-old daughter, Melissa, and her three-year-old, Angie, whose throat was slit from ear to ear. Both Nancy and Melissa had been sexually assaulted.

After an intense investigation, the police narrowed the principal suspect down to twenty-three-year-old Kirby Anthoney, a troubled drifter who had turned to his uncle, Nancy’s husband John, for help and a place to stay. Little did John know that the nephew he took in was a murderous sociopath capable of slaughtering his beloved family.

This true story, shocking and tragic, stunned Anchorage’s residents and motivated the Major Crimes Unit of the Anchorage Police Department to do everything right in their investigation. Feeling the heat as the police built their case, Kirby bolted for the Canadian border. But the cops were on to him. First they hunted him down; then the cops and a tenacious prosecutor began their long, bitter battle to convict him against an equally tough defense lawyer, as well as the egomaniacal defendant himself.

This shocking tale reached its climax in a controversial trial where, for the first time, an FBI profiler was allowed to testify and the controversial pre-DNA science of allotyping was presented to a jury. But justice would not be served until after the psychopathic Kirby Anthoney took the stand in his own defense—and showed the world the monster he truly was.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Burl Barer is the Elmore Leonard of true crime.” Tod Goldberg, author of Gangsterland, praise for the author
“Burl Barer has a knack for writing true crime so realistically, it jumps off the page.” Jack Olsen, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author

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Author

Author Bio: Burl Barer

Author Bio: Burl Barer

Burl Barer is an Edgar Award–winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience. He hosts the award-winning Internet radio show True Crime Uncensored with cohost Howard Lapides. In addition to his nonfiction true-crime bestsellers, he is also a regular contributor to Serial Killer Quarterly, the prestigious magazine edited by Lee Mellor. He also writes new adventures of Leslie Charteris’ The Saint, as well as the Jeff Reynolds series of private-eye novels.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 11.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English