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Monday, November 4, 2019

the maggoty world of forensic entomology... Divorce by Grand Canyon: 8 Riveting True Crime Stories by Elizabeth Engstrom

My interest in true crime is not new. I was first intrigued when I was researching information for the infamous Lizzie Borden case. Since I’m primarily a fiction writer, I am always interested in the motivation behind peoples’ actions, particularly when they resort to murder. And in most of these cases, one murder leads to the next. What are they thinking? And then, how in the world do they think they’re going to get away with it? - author


Published: October 30th, 2019

Ø  Christian Longo.
Ø  Jeremy Bryan Jones.
Ø  Joel Patrick Courtney.
Ø  Patrick Wayne Kearney.
Ø  Russell Obremski.
Ø  Robert Spangler.
Ø  Gabriel Morris.

Killers all. 

Veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom dives into the horrific stories of these seven serial killers, along with a glimpse into the maggoty world of forensic entomology. Why do these killers do what they do, how do they get away with it for so long, and what is their final undoing? Riveting true crime stories to make you lock your doors at night. 

About the author: 
Elizabeth (Liz) Engstrom grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois (a Chicago suburb where she lived with her father) and Kaysville, Utah (north of Salt Lake City, where she lived with her mother). After graduating from high school in Illinois, she ventured west in a serious search for acceptable weather, eventually settling in Honolulu. She attended college and worked as an advertising copywriter. 

After eight years on Oahu, she moved to Maui, found a business partner and opened an advertising agency. One husband, two children and five years later, she sold the agency to her partner and had enough seed money to try her hand at full time fiction writing, her lifelong dream. With the help of her mentor, science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon, When Darkness Loves Us was published. 

Engstrom moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1986, where she lives with her husband Al Cratty, the legendary muskie fisherman, and their Duck Tolling Retriever, Jook. Liz holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing and a Master of Arts in Applied Theology, both from Marylhurst University. A recluse at heart, she still emerges into public occasionally to speak at a writers conference, or to teach a class on various aspects of writing the novel, essay, article or short story. An avid knitter and gardener, she is on faculty at the University of Phoenix and is always working on the next book. 

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Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds like a really interesting book. I find the cover very scary as I am terrified of the Grand Canyon. Otherwise it's really cool.

CJ said...

I love true crime too... And this looks like something I would enjoy reading. Great cover and clever title too... :)

Bridgett Wilbur said...

Great excerpt.

lildevilgirl22 said...

the cover is interesting

Bea LaRocca said...

This sounds like a great read. Thank you for sharing the book and author details.

Michele S. said...

This looks like a very interesting book.. have to read it after the holidays when I am in a bit more serious mode... Cover art is good also....

magic5905 said...

Sounds good.

laurie nykaza said...

The cover cover says a lot about what's going on here love it.

Maria Katie said...

WOW this looks amazing, love the cover and the title.

dave said...

love the cove and it looks like a good book. Can't wait to read it.

Anna Josefin Bergman said...

Sounds good.