365 Days of Texas True Crime: Good Reads
I thought today I would give you guys a list of really good books on notorious murders in Texas.
Evidence of Love by John Bloom-Friday the 13th seems to hold the number one spot for spooky on the calendar. Mostly as a result of the movies but there are a few real life incidents that you should fear far more than Freddy. On Friday the 13th, 1980, in Wylie, Betty Gore (the last name though am I right?) was found murdered in a utility room. She had been axed to death with over 40 swings. Martial infidelity, betrayed friendship, and the fatal jealousy of Candy Montgomery. The book also became an Emmy-award winning television movie called “A Small Town Killing”.
The Professor and the Prostitute-This collection of true crime accounts takes a look at what really makes people do the things they do.
The Phantom Killer-Camp fire story or actual event? In February and May of 1946 a masked murderer terrorized teens kissing in their cars on Texarkana lovers lanes. The horrible events inspired the film, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, which happens to be next on my “Murderous Movies” list to watch.
Who Killed These Girls?-In Austin in December of 1991, four teenage employees of a yogurt shot were found gagged, bound and murdered. This is just one of the many, many books on this particular case but also one of the best.