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A Need to Kill: Pettit, Mark

A Need to Kill

Pettit, Mark

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ISBN 10: 093964438X / ISBN 13: 9780939644384
Published by Media Publishing, Lincoln, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Bound in blue cloth with spine titles stamped in gilt. First edition,with the year line beginning with 89 and the number line beginning with 1. Inscribed, signed, and dated in Jan. 90 by the author on the title page, otherwise unmarked. The crimes of John Joubert. Appears unread. The wrapper has a faint scuff near the head of the spine, but is otherwise fine. Clean and tight; jacket in mylar. The book is from the estate of Omaha resident Emma Dus, and appears to be signed both to her and her sister, Anna. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 123900

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Title: A Need to Kill

Publisher: Media Publishing, Lincoln

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Photographs

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition (stated).

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True crime book by journalist Mark Pettit about chilling child murders by serviceman John Joubert. From the dust jacket: "The award winning journalist has pieced together Joubert's progressive path of violence, has spent hours talking with the families of the victims and has found that John Joubert most likely felt is "need to kill" long before he came to Nebraska."

From the Author:

I have spent years covering the crimes of Nebraska Serial Child killer John Joubert--and have written what I believe to be the definitive book on his case.  In the spirit of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood  my book is written as a non-fiction novel, telling the story from all angles.

In a series of face-to-face interviews, Joubert explains to me in detail what drove his "need to kill."

This book is a must-read for those who follow true-crime history.

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