Missy's Murder

Kingsbury, Karen

Published by Dell
ISBN 10: 0440207711 / ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used / MASS MARKET PAPERBACK / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

0440207711 Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.92 avg rating
(659 ratings)

Synopsis: On October 1, 1985, teenager Missy Avila was lured into the woods, beaten, tortured, and drowned. Karen Severson, Missy's best friend, publicly vowed to find the killer and moved in with Missy's family to help. Three years later, a surprise witness exposed the murderers--Missy's two best friends--one of whom was Karen Severson. Photographs. Original.

From Publishers Weekly: The bare facts surrounding the 1985 murder of 17-year-old Michele (Missy) Yvette Avila and the bizarre behavior of Karen Severson (one of her two killers) are chilling. Karen and Laura Doyle led Missy, their best friend, to a remote hiking area, cut off chunks of her hair, struck her and drowned her in a stream. But the only analysis offered by Kingsbury, who covered the story for the L.A. Daily News , is that beautiful, vivacious Missy was "the envy of nearly everyone," including the unattractive Laura and Karen. Indeed, the two were especially jealous of her popularity with their own boyfriends. After the murder Karen moved in with Missy's mother, held conversations with the dead girl and for three years helped keep the murder investigation alive by openly accusing Missy's other friends. Unfortunately, Kingsbury offers a poor example of true-crime writing. Based on official reports and personal recollections, this superficial account makes such a bald attempt to idealize the Avila family, even when this is clearly at odds with the facts, that the result is unreliable as well as sensationalistic.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Missy's Murder
Publisher: Dell
Binding: MASS MARKET PAPERBACK
Book Condition: Very Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Karen Kingsbury
Published by Dell December 1991 (1991)
ISBN 10: 0440207711 ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used Mass Market Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
R Bookmark
(Youngtown, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dell December 1991, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Collectible-Good. First Edition. Used like new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 31614

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 35.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kingsbury, Karen
Published by Dell
ISBN 10: 0440207711 ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Motor City Books
(Brownstown, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dell. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0440207711I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 38.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kingsbury, Karen
Published by Dell
ISBN 10: 0440207711 ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Second City Books
(Aurora, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dell. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0440207711I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 38.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kingsbury, Karen
Published by Dell
ISBN 10: 0440207711 ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Green Earth Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dell. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0440207711I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 38.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kingsbury, Karen
Published by Dell
ISBN 10: 0440207711 ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free State Books
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dell. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0440207711I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 38.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kingsbury, Karen
Published by Dell
ISBN 10: 0440207711 ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Silver Arch Books
(St Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dell. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0440207711I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 38.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kingsbury, Karen
Published by Dell
ISBN 10: 0440207711 ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Silver Arch Books
(St Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dell. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0440207711I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 38.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kingsbury, Karen
Published by Dell
ISBN 10: 0440207711 ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Crashing Rocks Books
(Punta Gorda, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dell. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0440207711 Used; Book in good condition. May have markings, inscription and signs of wear | | Rare Books. Bookseller Inventory # 9780440207719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 38.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

ISBN 10: 0440207711 ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AJA Books
(Venice, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Collectible-VeryGood. First Paperback Edition, first printing with full number line in very good condition. The pages of the text are clean and unmarked. Creasing along the spine, but no bent page corners. Cover has some minor shelf wear, and the pages have moderate age tanning. Attractive book with some signs of use. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA. Bookseller Inventory # 2JRBC10006TF

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 69.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Karen Kingsbury
ISBN 10: 0440207711 ISBN 13: 9780440207719
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97804402077194.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 79.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 8 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book