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5.0 out of 5 stars You are a fool to miss out on this!
I have been looking for this book for a few years and was over the moon to find it once again available. I was even more over the moon to find it one of the best crime books I have ever read. It is everything you want from a true crime book. It is so beautifully written you feel as if you are in Texas. Such indepth and detailed descriptions of the town, the people, the...
Published on 20 Feb 2001 by bunnydixon

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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed
The style of this book is incredibly grating and very americanised. The subject matter is very interesting although disturbing.
It tells the story of the Houston Mass Murders beginning with the disappearance of each boy and the events unfold. Jack Olsen's writing style annoyed me personally.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You are a fool to miss out on this!, 20 Feb 2001
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This review is from: The Man with the Candy: The Story of the Houston Mass Murders (Paperback)
I have been looking for this book for a few years and was over the moon to find it once again available. I was even more over the moon to find it one of the best crime books I have ever read. It is everything you want from a true crime book. It is so beautifully written you feel as if you are in Texas. Such indepth and detailed descriptions of the town, the people, the police and attitudes takes you there (but absolutely DO NOT bore you). There is not an ounce of pulp fiction about this book and the crimes are mentioned with respect and sympathy to ALL the victims. There is sufficient information on the perpetrators backgrounds without being biased, leaving you to form your own opinion. All in all a wonderfully formatted and written piece on possibly the most heinous yet ignored crimes of the last century. Don't hesitate any more. Stop reading this right now and order that book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed, 3 May 2010
This review is from: The Man with the Candy: The Story of the Houston Mass Murders (Paperback)
The style of this book is incredibly grating and very americanised. The subject matter is very interesting although disturbing.
It tells the story of the Houston Mass Murders beginning with the disappearance of each boy and the events unfold. Jack Olsen's writing style annoyed me personally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, 5 July 2014
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This book was brilliant, it told the story from the victims, their families, the neighbourhood and the perpetrators.It was a well written book and the words flowed easily. I read it in two days. I have read something on this case before but not to this extent. I really liked the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Olsen - The Man with the Candy, 3 July 2013
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I have been trying for a very long time to get a book with an account of the Dean Corll murders. I love Jack Olsen's way of writing. I read the book in a day - could not put it down.
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