Good morning readers and authors. Today I will be posting Sneak Peaks of my true crime novel, “The Crime of the Century-murder in a small town”. This riveting and true account of a heinous 1982 double homicide in Logan, Ohio, will be available soon on Amazon Kindle and other fine book distributors. So if you would like a free paperback copy, please comment on any of my posts. So Let’s get the party started. Thank You.
What happened on that cool fall day in a bedroom community in southeastern Ohio, was in doubt for nearly 30 years. Logan, Ohio, had never or since faced such atrocities as this crime involved. Parts of chopped-up, unidentifiable bodies believed to be those of two missing teens, are discovered entangled in debris and floating in the local river, horrifying the small industrial town. An all-out man-hunt for the culprit is launched. Several witnesses claimed seeing the couple before their disappearance. Contradicting statements, police ineptitude, and a botched crime scene make the investigation slow and erratic.
With random murders reported in neighboring counties, many wonder are the police searching for more than one killer? Numerous suspects evolve, including psychic’s, ex-lovers, police informants, wives, police officers, Satanists and the motorcycle gang the Devil’s Disciples‘, giving everyone motive to kill the comely ex-beauty queen and her pothead boyfriend.
With a case smeared with contradictory reports and fairy tale forensics, local police focus on one-Dale Johnston, Annette’s fifty-two-year old step-father. Known as the county “odd ball” Dale had all the necessary credentials: the lust, jealousy, perversions, weapons’ availability, opportunity and motive. But did he do it? The entire Johnston family inspires suspicion, piling lie onto lie for mutual protection.
If you love reading about the secret lives, loves, and downfalls of others, you will love “The Crime of the Century-murder in a small town”, a grand read suitable for any literary collection.