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The devil's right-hand man : the true story of serial killer Robert Charles Browne

by Michaud, Stephen G., 1948-

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HV6248.B753 M53 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  HV6248.B753 M53 2007
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection HV6248.B753 M53 2007
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  HV6248.B753 M53 2007
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 364.1523 M582d
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Hampton Community Library Non-Fiction 364.152 MIC
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
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Call Number  364.152 MIC
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 364.1523 M51
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 364.152 MIC
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Summary
From a New York Times-bestselling author and an award-winning journalist comes the gripping story of serial killer Robert Charles Browne and the tireless investigators who uncovered his chilling crimes. Includes photos.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Robert Charles Browne was already languishing in prison when a bunch of older guys with attitude got together in Colorado Springs to investigate cold cases. Former agent Charlie Hess, ex-FBI and -CIA, asked former police dick Lou Smit if he had ever worked somebody who you just really thought was a serial killer. Smit thought of Browne, an exotic and extremely dangerous felon serving time for the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl, who he doubted was Browne's only victim. He, Hess, and retired newspaper publisher Scott Fischer considered investigating Browne's past. Like fellow maniac Dennis Rader (see Inside the Mind of BTK), Browne overestimated his criminal prowess and caginess, and was willing to expound upon his fascinating self. Having taunted authorities with a cryptic message claiming he had 49 total victims, Browne gleefully conversed with Hess, Smit, and company, sometimes spewing riddles but eventually giving up the gory details of his many crimes, which makes his story stand out amid recent true-crime titles.--Tribby, Mike Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a chilling, if sometimes meandering, account of alleged serial killer Robert Browne, Michaud and Price paint a grisly portrait of a man with no remorse or regard for human life. (The case was also recently written about in the New York Times Magazine.) The all-volunteer cold-case squad in Colorado Springs, Colo.-headed by retired FBI agent Charlie Hess and retired police detective Lou Smit-first encountered Browne after his 1995 conviction for the abduction and murder of 13-year-old Heather Church. Convinced that the enigmatic, well-spoken Louisianan had killed before, Hess began what would become a five-year dialogue (initially through letters) with Browne at the Colorado State Penitentiary. Teasing the investigators with riddles and vague details, Browne led them on a gruesome hunt through almost 20 years of unsolved rapes, murders and dismemberments stretching from Louisiana to California. The killer proudly proclaimed the "score" to be police "one," Browne "forty-eight." Veteran true-crime author Michaud (Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer) and former Washington Post staffer Price meticulously catalogue the squad's investigation, at times inundating the reader with names, dates and case details that are difficult to keep straight. But this unsettling account of the man who may be one of the country's most prolific serial killers is a must-read for true-crime fans. (Oct. 2) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Browne, Robert Charles, -- 1952-
Serial murderers -- United States -- Biography.
Murderers -- United States -- Case studies.
Serial murder investigation -- United States.
Murder -- United States.
Publisher New York :Berkley Books,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Price, Debbie M.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0425217272 (hardcover)
9780425217276 (hardcover)
9780425223215 (pbk.)
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