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TRUE CRIME BOOKS BLOG

FROM AUTHOR HARRY N. MACLEAN

True Crime Book: Starkweather

Check out the full cover of the latest book, Starkweather, written by New York Times Bestselling Author Harry MacClean. Here is the full cover concept, the artwork is the perfect backdrop to the dark and stormy story of the first killing spree that changed America. The book will be released on November 28, 2023, pre-order it now.

True Crime Book: Starkweather

This in-depth true crime novel about Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate looks deeper into their history, family and time, and also Caril's role in the murders.

True Crime Book: Starkweather - by Harry N. MacLean

Starkweather is the definitive story of Charles Starkweather, often considered to be the first mass killer in the modern age of America

On January 21, 1958, nineteen-year-old Charles Starkweather changed the course of crime in the United States when he murdered the parents and sister of his fourteen-year-old girlfriend (and possible accomplice), Caril Ann Fugate, in a house on the edge of Lincoln, Nebraska. They then drove to the nearby town of Bennet, where a farmer was robbed and killed. When Starkweather's car broke down, the teenagers who stopped to help were murdered and jammed into a storm cellar. By the time the dust settled, ten innocent people were dead and the city of Lincoln was in a state of terror. Schools closed. Men with rifles perched on the roofs of their houses. The National Guard patrolled the street. If there is a cultural version of PTSD, the town suffered from it.

Starkweather and Fugate's capture and arrest, and the resulting trials about the killing spree, received worldwide coverage. The event would serve as the inspiration for the movie Natural Born Killers and Springsteen's iconic album Nebraska. Today, the story has dropped far from the national consciousness. With new material, new reporting, and new conclusions about the possible guilt or innocence of Fugate, the tale is ripe for an updated and definitive retelling. In Starkweather, bestselling author Harry N. MacLean tells the story of this shocking event and its lasting impact, a crime spree that struck deep into the heart of the heartland.


Here is the back cover and some of the rave reviews of the Starkweather true crime book:

Back of Starkweather Book - True Crime Novel by Harry MacLean

If you're interested in true crime books, don't miss Starkweather. This is New York Times bestselling author Harry MacLean's best book yet, it's a spellbinding, comprehensive and brutal examination of American violence that changed our country forever. This is a true crime non-fiction novel you don't want to miss. View more about Starkweather and view excerpts »

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