Miranda Barbour: Inside the Mind of a Teenage Killer

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In October 2014, young Miranda Barbour and her husband, Elytte, were sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of Pennsylvania politician Troy LaFerrara--a middle-aged man Miranda met through Craigslist. The victim's bloody body had more than 20 stab wounds, and marks on his neck indicated he had been strangled.

What caused a teenager with the quiet demeanor of the girl next door to commit such a heinous crime? This book will reveal exclusive new information. In prison interviews with coauthor Francis Scarcella, the only reporter Miranda spoke with for more than a year, she claims to have killed not just LaFerrara, but at least 22 other people, when she says she stopped counting. Allegedly, she committed her first murder when she was a preteen and a member of a satanic cult. And the total number of her victims may be close to 100.

Is this true or is she a psychopathic liar--a serial-killer wannabe? The police continue to investigate.

Based on many hours of interviews, personal diaries, and letters, this true-crime story is a shocking page-turner, revealing the disturbed, criminal mind of a woman who admits to "a monster inside of me. It's always there."

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Francis Scarcella is an award-winning crime-breaking / breaking-news reporter for theDaily Item of Sunbury, PA. His aggressive pursuit of the facts and investigative skills literally helped the cops (with whom he had a strong working relationship) when they were investigating Miranda and Elytte Barbour. Scarcella has discussed the Barbour case on more than 30 national and international TV shows, from FOX to CNN and syndication (including theDr. Phil show and TMZ), and he has appeared on NPR Radio. He has been interviewed by more than 75 media outlets around the country and the world.

Rick Dandes is an Associated Press-award-winning general assignment reporter for the Daily Item in Sunbury, PA. He has more than 20 years of experience as a reporter, editor, and magazine writer for various national publications, including the New York Times, the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, and Psychology Today. He is also a former managing editor atTV Guide. He writes and blogs for several online companies, including LotteryMoments.com. He has appeared on CNN and on syndicated national radio shows, including the Michael Smerconish show.

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