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The Resource The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and the meaning of murder, Claudia Rowe

The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and the meaning of murder, Claudia Rowe

Label
The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and the meaning of murder
Title
The spider and the fly
Title remainder
a reporter, a serial killer and the meaning of murder
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Rowe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"...Local police discovered the bodies of eight women stashed in the attic and basement of the small colonial home that Kendall Francois, a painfully polite twenty-seven-year-old community college student, shared with his parents and sister...[the author] had always been secretly fascinated by the darkness, and soon became obsessed with the story and with Francois. She was consumed with the desire to understand just how a man could abduct and strangle eight women--and how a family could live for two years, seemingly unaware, in a house with the victims' rotting corpses. She also hoped to uncover what humanity, if any, a murderer could maintain in the wake of such monstrous evil. Reaching out after Francois was arrested, Rowe and the serial killer began a dizzying four-year conversation about cruelty, compassion, and control; an unusual and provocative relationship that would eventually lead her to the abyss, forcing her to clearly see herself and her own past--and why she was drawn to danger..."--page ii
Summary
A New York Times journalist traces her psychologically provocative, four-year conversation with a young serial killer who murdered eight women and hid them in the basement of his family home, a relationship that dangerously challenged her sense of self
Tone
Writing style
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10545976
Cataloging source
TOH
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1966-
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Rowe, Claudia
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Large type books
  • Francois, Kendall
  • Francois, Kendall
  • Rowe, Claudia
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a web of memory and murder
Label
The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and the meaning of murder, Claudia Rowe
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The weight of paper -- 99 Fulton avenue -- When night falls -- Tricks of the trade -- The final insult -- Strange town -- As if we were friends -- Close to home -- Evidence of things not seen -- Man and monster -- Solitaire -- U-turns -- Ghost story -- A day in the life -- One of our own -- The face in the mirror -- Discharged -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Author's note
Control code
ocn964820702
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Harperluxe edition.
Extent
viii, 369 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062497628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964820702
Label
The spider and the fly : a reporter, a serial killer and the meaning of murder, Claudia Rowe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The weight of paper -- 99 Fulton avenue -- When night falls -- Tricks of the trade -- The final insult -- Strange town -- As if we were friends -- Close to home -- Evidence of things not seen -- Man and monster -- Solitaire -- U-turns -- Ghost story -- A day in the life -- One of our own -- The face in the mirror -- Discharged -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Author's note
Control code
ocn964820702
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Harperluxe edition.
Extent
viii, 369 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062497628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964820702

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