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Bradenton author rewriting the book on serial killers – Sarasota Herald

Extensive research into the minds of serial killers and other murderers has enabled a Bradenton criminologist to help save lives and stand up for victims

BRADENTON — A true-crime author who doubles as a church youth director, who memorizes statistics on American murderers the way other people recite batting averages, and who archives personal correspondence from villains such as John Wayne Gacy and Charles Manson, hopes to rewrite the book on serial killers.

Specifically, as he documents in an upcoming publication, he wants the news out that the majority of them are black.

Criminologist and Bradenton resident Phil Chalmers, 53, cites figures indicating just 30.8 percent of murderers who fit the definition are white. By a 59.8 percent majority, according to a joint academic study completed in 2016, African-Americans form the dominant demographic in this horrific niche.

“It’s a myth that all serial

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Bradenton author rewriting book on serial killers – Sarasota Herald

Extensive research into the minds of serial killers and other murderers has enabled a Bradenton criminologist to help save lives and stand up for victims

BRADENTON — A true-crime author who doubles as a church youth director, who memorizes statistics on American murderers the way other people recite batting averages, and who archives personal correspondence from villains such as John Wayne Gacy and Charles Manson, hopes to rewrite the book on serial killers.

Specifically, as he documents in an upcoming publication, he wants the news out that the majority of them are black.

Criminologist and Bradenton resident Phil Chalmers, 53, cites figures indicating just 30.8 percent of murderers who fit the definition are white. By a 59.8 percent majority, according to a joint academic study completed in 2016, African-Americans form the dominant demographic in this horrific niche.

“It’s a myth that all serial

Read more at: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180114/bradenton-author-rewriting-book-on-serial-killers

Bradenton author rewriting the book on serial killers – News … – Sarasota Herald

Extensive research into the minds of serial killers and other murderers has enabled a Bradenton criminologist to help save lives and stand up for victims

BRADENTON — A true-crime author who doubles as a church youth director, who memorizes statistics on American murderers the way other people recite batting averages, and who archives personal correspondence from villains such as John Wayne Gacy and Charles Manson, hopes to rewrite the book on serial killers.

Specifically, as he documents in an upcoming publication, he wants the news out that the majority of them are black.

Criminologist and Bradenton resident Phil Chalmers, 53, cites figures indicating just 30.8 percent of murderers who fit the definition are white. By a 59.8 percent majority, according to a joint academic study completed in 2016, African-Americans form the dominant demographic in this horrific niche.

“It’s a myth that all serial

Read more at: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180114/bradenton-author-rewriting-book-on-serial-killers

Victims of serial killer ‘need justice,’ author tells Scituate audience …

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

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Victims of serial killer ‘need justice,’ author tells Scituate audience

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

Read more at: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Author Maureen Boyle’s true crime novel investigates 1988 serial killer

SCITUATE – Crime novel enthusiasts got a taste of what real police work looks like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true crime story of an unsolved 1988 serial killer investigation.
“I think it’ll be interesting to read this compared to what you see on TV, just to see the actual processes,” said Jeannie Boyce of Scituate.
Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 listeners Sunday at Scituate Town Library.
The book, published in September, describes the case, in which eleven women went missing from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along the highways in

Read more at: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Victims of serial killer ‘need justice,’ author tells Scituate audience …

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

Read more at: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Author Maureen Boyle’s true crime novel investigates 1988 serial …

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

Read more at: http://www.wickedlocal.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Untold truth: Bradenton author hopes to rewrite the book on serial killers, stand up for victims – Sarasota Herald

Extensive research into the minds of serial killers and other murderers has enabled a Bradenton criminologist to help save lives and stand up for victims

BRADENTON — A true-crime author who doubles as a church youth director, who memorizes statistics on American murderers the way other people recite batting averages, and who archives personal correspondence from villains such as John Wayne Gacy and Charles Manson, hopes to rewrite the book on serial killers.

Specifically, as he documents in an upcoming publication, he wants the news out that the majority of them are black.

Criminologist and Bradenton resident Phil Chalmers, 53, cites figures indicating just 30.8 percent of murderers who fit the definition are white. By a 59.8 percent majority, according to a joint academic study completed in 2016, African-Americans form the dominant demographic in this horrific niche.

“It’s a myth that all serial

Read more at: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180114/untold-truth-bradenton-author-hopes-to-rewrite-book-on-serial-killers-stand-up-for-victims

Author to shed new light on X+Y=Z Preacher

Those who like a good mystery ought to set aside time Tuesday to attend the Limestone County Historical Society’s quarterly meeting.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., local history and true crime author Jacque Reeves will offer fresh details on a local legend of sorts — the Rev. Constantine Blackmon Saunders, otherwise known as the X+Y=Z Preacher, and the Rev. George W. Mitchell, who first penned an account of the preacher’s peculiar gifts in 1877.

Often referred to as the Sleeping Preacher, Saunders was known to fall into a trance-like state in which he would describe events that happened far away and write word for word the content of letters yet to be delivered. During his spells, he would tell of the location of lost valuables, diagnose ailments and even prescribe treatments.

He served as the pastor of the Mooresville Brick Church during the mid-1850s and asked Mitchell, a fellow minister who intermittently headed the

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