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Scream at the Sky

Five Texas Murders and One Man's Crusade for Justice

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Published by St. Martin's Press .
Written in English.

About the Book

Carlton Stowers, the two-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling master of true crime, is back. Scream at the Sky is his masterful chronicle of one man's murderous career, and another man's sworn promise to deliver justice and closure to the people of Texas.
Wichita Falls, Texas, was home to a hundred thousand people in the last months of 1984. That winter was harsh, as the normally arid Texas plains gave way to ominous dark clouds that delivered freezing sleet and rain. But a much darker force was looming, and soon the quiet town was besieged by a faceless evil--and its young women were dying because of it.
In the next seventeen months five women were found brutally beaten and murdered, their young lives cut short and their bodies left haphazardly where they fell. In the years that followed, grieving families fruitlessly sought answers. A haunted district attorney chased every lead only to meet one dead end after another. And the killer's identity remained unknown to the ravaged townspeople.

Then, fourteen years after the killing started, an investigator who had been assigned the cold case brought to it a renewed dedication, and came upon a chance discovery. Searching through the yellowed case files, he caught a minor detail that suggested one more suspect. Faryion Wardrip was an unhappily married family man who drowned his anger in substance abuse and violent fantasies. But for five unfortunate families, the drugs sometimes took over and the fantasies became realities.

Investigator John Little followed his instincts and tirelessly ruled out every possibility until he was left with but one conclusion: Faryion Wardrip was the serial killer who had eluded his office for so long. How he tracked down Wardrip and used the legal system to beat the killer at his own game of deception is a remarkable story of justice served.

First Sentence

THE DECEMBER MORNING AIR, crisp and cleared by recent rains, was still and silent, not yet disturbed by early risers who would soon turn the new day into frenzied preparations for work, school, and last-minute holiday preparations.

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
256
Dimensions
9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
Weight
1.1 pounds

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OL9441857M
Internet Archive
screamatskyfive00stow
ISBN 10
031226688X
ISBN 13
9780312266882
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461403
Goodreads
451504
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