Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory #
"True crime devotees won't want to miss this one!"
"Very engrossing . . . in the finest you can't put it down tradition."
"This factual account of each murder, through the conviction of the killer, has all the excitement of a first-rate work of fiction, and is told straight, without the usual sociological jargon. Keyes collaborated with Robin Moore on The French Connection; The Michigan Murders is his first solo effort, and it is a good one."
"The Michigan Murders is the ultimate True Crime classic, unfolding like great mystery fiction while still delivering the powerful charge of real life."
---Jamie Agnew, Aunt Agatha's Mystery Bookshop
With a new prologue by Mardi Link and a new epilogue by Laura James
The true story of the savage coed killings---by the boy who could have lived next door!
Southeastern Michigan was rocked in the late 1960s by the terrifying serial murders of young women, whose bodies were dumped in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. In each case, few clues were left at the scene, and six separate police agencies were unable to end the horror. Then, almost by accident, a break came. The suspect: John Norman Collins, a young, quiet, all-American boy.
Collins was caught, went to trial, and, on August 19, 1970, was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole. He is now in his sixties and is serving his sentence in Marquette, Michigan.
Collins was one of the first serial killers exposed in the region, and his crimes had many in the area locking their doors for the first time. Edward Keyes's harrowing The Michigan Murders covers every step of the case. It fell out of print for more than a decade before being revived for this special edition.
Mardi Link, author of the new prologue, is the author of two regionally best-selling true crime books based in northern Michigan, When Evil Came to Good Hart and Isadore's Secret.
Laura James, author of the new epilogue, is a trial lawyer, crime historian, and true crime author who blogs about the true crime genre at her Web site CLEWS (www.laurajames.com).
Edward Keyes, now deceased, spent several years in the early 1970s investigating the Michigan murders. He also authored the works Double Dare and Cocoanut Grove. The Michigan Murders was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime in 1977.
About the Author:
Edward M. Keyes (1927 - 2002) was born and raised in the Bronx. After graduating from Fordham University, where he wrote for the newspaper and played baseball, he worked as a writer for more than forty years, first for newspapers and magazines and then as the co-author of My Own Particular Screwball and The French Connection. He went on to become the Edgar Award nominated and New York Times bestselling author of The Michigan Murders, Double Dare, and Cocoanut Grove.
Pete Cross holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Toledo and an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts. His stage experience includes playing Alexander in Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at Carnegie Hall. He has also acted in film and has served as faculty at Cal Arts and with Aquila Morong Studio in Hollywood. Additionally, Pete narrates audiobooks and works internationally as a private voice and speech coach.
Title: Michigan Murders
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Pocket, 1978. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93878434
Book Description Pocket Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0671812475I5N00
Book Description Pocket Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0671812475I3N00
Book Description New English Library, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. 368 pages. Paperback. Age toning to pages. Slight edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 002142
Book Description Pocket Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1978. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: G+. First Edition First Printing. Clearance! True account of "the most barbaric sex crimes of the century,'' the coed killings in the late 1960s that terrorized the communities around the University of Michigan @ Ann Arbor & Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti. This is the First Printing from Feb. 1978 of this scarcer original Pocket Books mass market paperback edition, with bisected female face on cover, not the later reprint. Condition is Good+: modest edgewear all around, expected page tanning, light dampstain to fore edge that barely extends inside, very faintly. Spine creasing, slight lean. NO writing/highlighting/underlining; not ex-lib. Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2017. All orders processed before 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time) ship Same Day; Weekends & holidays ship next business day. Bookseller Inventory # 013189
Book Description Pocket Books, New York, N.Y., 1978. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Mass Market paperback 1978 edition 416 pages. Spine creases, spine bow, cover creases, scuffing and edge wear, text is toned. The true story of the savage co-ed killings by the boy who could have lived next door!. Bookseller Inventory # 56854
Book Description Pocket Books, New York, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Good +. First Thus. 416 pp. Clean, well-bound pages. Wraps have creasing at cornertips with the upper front corner more heavily creased. Solid copy of an uncommon book. Between July 1967 & July 1969 seven sadistic sexual murders were committed in areas near Ypsilanti, Michigan without leaving any clues. Bookseller Inventory # 13360
Book Description Pocket, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book is in Good+ condition. No markings throughout. Family owned since 1989. Selling online since 1995. Exceptional shopping experience, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000600940
Book Description Book Condition: VeryGood. Very good used condition, little to no signs of wear, little to no signs of use. Ships fast secure, expedited available!. Bookseller Inventory # 3UBDHI00090B
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97806718124784.0