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The Resource The man in the monster : an intimate portrait of a serial killer, Martha Elliott

The man in the monster : an intimate portrait of a serial killer, Martha Elliott

Label
The man in the monster : an intimate portrait of a serial killer
Title
The man in the monster
Title remainder
an intimate portrait of a serial killer
Statement of responsibility
Martha Elliott
Title variation
Intimate portrait of a serial killer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Michael Ross was a serial killer who raped and murdered eight young women between 1981 and 1984, and several years ago the state of Connecticut put him to death. His crimes were horrific, and he paid the ultimate price for them. When journalist Martha Elliott first heard of Ross, she learned what the world knew of him-- that he had been a master at hiding in plain sight. Elliott, a staunch critic of the death penalty, was drawn to the case when the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned Ross's six death sentences. Rather than fight for his life, Ross requested that he be executed because he didn't want the families of his victims to suffer through a new trial. Elliott was intrigued and sought an interview. The two began a weekly conversation--that developed into an odd form of friendship--that lasted over a decade, until Ross's last moments on earth. Over the course of his twenty years in prison, Ross had come to embrace faith for the first time in his life. He had also undergone extensive medical treatment. The Michael Ross whom Elliott knew seemed to be a different man from the monster who was capable of such heinous crimes. This Michael Ross made it his mission to share his story with Elliott in the hopes that it would save lives. He was her partner in unlocking the mystery of his own evil" --
Summary
Drawing on conversations and letters, a crusading journalist presents an astonishing look into the life and motivation of a serial killer through her more than 10-year friendship with Michael Ross, who raped and murdered eight young women between 1981 and 1984, revealing the human face of a monster
Writing style
Assigning source
provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10435806
Cataloging source
JTH
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Elliott, Martha J. H
Dewey number
  • 364.152/32092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Ross, Michael Bruce
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
Target audience
adult
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an intimate portrait of a serial killer
Label
The man in the monster : an intimate portrait of a serial killer, Martha Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-323)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1103040
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781594204906
Lccn
bl2015027124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594204906
  • (OCoLC)914350685
Label
The man in the monster : an intimate portrait of a serial killer, Martha Elliott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-323)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1103040
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781594204906
Lccn
bl2015027124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594204906
  • (OCoLC)914350685

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