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November 30th
Joby Warrick creates the most revealing portrait yet laid out in a book of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founding father of the organization that would become the Islamic State, or ISIS.
November 30th
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.
November 30th
Farrar, Straus & Giroux is to publish “Iterating Grace,” a book first distributed by its two authors to people connected with the technology industry.
November 30th
No literary fandom possesses a blessing or a curse (shall we say “hex”?) quite like J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter has concluded, and the author is still out there making noise. She’s charming on Twitter; she’s not afraid to weigh in o…
November 30th
Authors of dystopian fiction will tell you they aren’t imagining the future, but using otherworldly scenarios to throw harsh realities of the present into relief. Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy shows us the detriments of climate change, a…
November 30th
NEW YORK (AP) — How much is a signed Harper Lee novel worth? Her publisher is offering a special edition of "Go Set a Watchman" for $1,500.HarperCollins Publishers announced Wednesday that 500 collector's editions are available — leather bound…
November 30th
Historian Mary Beard says many of our popular notions about the empire are based on culture — like the play Julius Caesar or the film Gladiator — rather than fact. Her new book is called SPQR.
November 29th
As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.
November 29th
For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn't there. Author Thomas Levenson explains.



The Vampire Next Door:

True Story of the Vampire Rapist and Serial Killer

RJ Parker Publishing, Inc., 2014

While he stalked the streets hunting his unsuspecting victims, the residents of a quiet Florida town slept soundly, oblivious to the dark creature in their midst, unaware of the vampire next door.

John Crutchley seemed to be living the American Dream. Good-looking and blessed with a genius level IQ, he had a prestigious, white-collar job at a prominent government defense contractor, where he held top secret security clearance and handled projects for NASA and the Pentagon. To all outward appearances, he was a hard-working, successful family man with a lavish new house, a devoted wife, and a healthy young son.

But, he concealed a hidden side of his personality, a dark secret tied to a hunger for blood and the overriding need to kill. As one of the most prolific serial killers in American history, Crutchley committed at least twelve murders, and possibly nearly three dozen. His IQ ellipsis that of Ted Bundy, and his body count may have as well.


"[An] impressive and riveting debut biography of one of the most prolific serial rapist/killers." — The Boston Globe

"Compelling and well-written" — True Crime Book Reviews

"The disintegration of a seemingly normal, brilliant man into a psychopath so evil, so methodical in his killings, that makes one wonder if he was at all human" — Crime Magazine

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