Killer on the Road

Killer on the Road

In a shocking, terrifying look inside the twisted mind of a serial killer, Martin Plunkett finds relief from tormenting fantasies and nightmares in a grisly trail of blood that leads from L.A., to Aspen, to the Utah desert

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106012787682

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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In a shocking, terrifying look inside the twisted mind of a serial killer, Martin Plunkett finds relief from tormenting fantasies and nightmares in a grisly trail of blood that leads from L.A., to Aspen, to the Utah desert
Categories: Fiction

Killer on the Road

Killer on the Road

Through the stories of highway killers, we see how the “killer on the road,” like the train robber, the gangster, and the mobster, entered the cast of American outlaws, and how the freeway—conceived as a road to utopia—came to be ...

Author: Ginger Strand

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292744561

Category: History

Page: 264

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Starting in the 1950s, Americans eagerly built the planet’s largest public work: the 42,795-mile National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. Before the concrete was dry on the new roads, however, a specter began haunting them—the highway killer. He went by many names: the “Hitcher,” the “Freeway Killer,” the “Killer on the Road,” the “I-5 Strangler,” and the “Beltway Sniper.” Some of these criminals were imagined, but many were real. The nation’s murder rate shot up as its expressways were built. America became more violent and more mobile at the same time. Killer on the Road tells the entwined stories of America’s highways and its highway killers. There’s the hot-rodding juvenile delinquent who led the National Guard on a multistate manhunt; the wannabe highway patrolman who murdered hitchhiking coeds; the record promoter who preyed on “ghetto kids” in a city reshaped by freeways; the nondescript married man who stalked the interstates seeking women with car trouble; and the trucker who delivered death with his cargo. Thudding away behind these grisly crime sprees is the story of the interstates—how they were sold, how they were built, how they reshaped the nation, and how we came to equate them with violence. Through the stories of highway killers, we see how the “killer on the road,” like the train robber, the gangster, and the mobster, entered the cast of American outlaws, and how the freeway—conceived as a road to utopia—came to be feared as a highway to hell.
Categories: History

Killer on the Road

Killer on the Road

Killer. on. the. Road. I. n the mid-fifties, Congress transformed how the American nation traveled, lived, and worked. The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 ...

Author: Ginger Strand

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292726376

Category: True Crime

Page: 252

View: 539

Looks at the correlation between the construction of the Interstate Highway system and the rise in the national murder rate, highlighting specific killers and how the highway system changed America.
Categories: True Crime

Killer on the road

Killer on the road

Author: Patrizia Torsini

Publisher:

ISBN: 8899993424

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 288

Categories: Fiction

There s a Killer on the Road his Brain is Squirming Like a Toad take a Long Holiday let Your Children Play if You Give this Man a Ride sweet Emily Will Die

There s a Killer on the Road his Brain is Squirming Like a Toad take a Long Holiday let Your Children Play if You Give this Man a Ride   sweet Emily Will Die

"there's a killer on the road/his brain is squirming like a toad/take a long holiday/let your children play/if you give this man a ride, /sweet Emily will die."- Jim Morrison, The Doors

Author: Score Your Goal

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1099483212

Category:

Page: 112

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"there's a killer on the road/his brain is squirming like a toad/take a long holiday/let your children play/if you give this man a ride, /sweet Emily will die."- Jim Morrison, The Doors
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Killer on the Road

Killer on the Road

Presenting material on Noye's criminal dealings, Journalist Wensley Clarkson has penetrated the inner sanctum of Noye's closest family and criminal associates to paint a chilling portrait of a master criminal.

Author: Wensley Clarkson

Publisher: Blake Pub

ISBN: 1857824903

Category: Travel

Page: 354

View: 802

Kenneth Noye, the man at the top of organized crime in Britain fled the country after the murder of young motorist Stephen Cameron on the M25. His extradition from spain caused banner headlines across the country. Presenting material on Noye's criminal dealings, Journalist Wensley Clarkson has penetrated the inner sanctum of Noye's closest family and criminal associates to paint a chilling portrait of a master criminal.
Categories: Travel

American Serial Killers

American Serial Killers

Pulp True Horror : The Rise of the New Serial Killers 1950-1969 1. ... Ginger Strand , Killer on the Road : Violence and the American Interstate ( Austin ...

Author: Peter Vronsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593198827

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

View: 180

Fans of Mindhunter and true crime podcasts will devour these chilling stories of serial killers from the American "Golden Age" (1950-2000). With books like Serial Killers, Female Serial Killers and Sons of Cain, Peter Vronsky has established himself as the foremost expert on the history of serial killers. In this first definitive history of the "Golden Age" of American serial murder, when the number and body count of serial killers exploded, Vronsky tells the stories of the most unusual and prominent serial killings from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. From Ted Bundy to the Golden State Killer, our fascination with these classic serial killers seems to grow by the day. American Serial Killers gives true crime junkies what they crave, with both perennial favorites (Ed Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer) and lesser-known cases (Melvin Rees, Harvey Glatman).
Categories: True Crime

James Ellroy

James Ellroy

In cult circles, Killer on the Road has given Ellroy the rather unlikely status of a ... Serial killers are an important feature of Ellroy's early work, ...

Author: Steven Powell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137490834

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 369

James Ellroy: Demon Dog of Crime Fiction is a study of all of Ellroy's key works, from his debut novel Brown's Requiem to the epic Underworld USA trilogy. This book traces the development of Ellroy's writing style and the importance of his Demon Dog persona to carving out his unique place in American crime fiction.
Categories: Fiction

Killer Roads From Crash to Verdict

Killer Roads  From Crash to Verdict

More than 40,000 people are killed on our highways each year, and millions more are injured.

Author: William Kenworthy

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 9780327183112

Category: Law

Page: 731

View: 241

More than 40,000 people are killed on our highways each year, and millions more are injured. Bad drivers and bad vehicles alone do not account for this carnage. The highway itself is often a contributing -- even determining -- cause of accidents. Killer Roads provides comprehensive guidance on the many issues surrounding transportation facility negligence. It helps you pinpoint essential engineering issues and relevant road defects, assess the quality of maintenance, identify pertinent engineering standards, and understand the liability of all parties. However, Killer Roads goes beyond describing the legal basis for your courtroom strategy. It also provides helpful, hands-on guidance for implementing this strategy successfully. Written in straightforward language, Killer Roads demonstrates how highway liability issues impact your approach to jury selection, the opening statement, cross-examination, and expert witness testimony.
Categories: Law

The Road to Murder

The Road to Murder

Why Driving is the Occupation of Choice for Britain's Serial Killers Adam ... ya know 'Killer on the road'And I wasted him” (Morrison, 1978: track 16).

Author: Adam Lynes

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 9781909976375

Category: True Crime

Page: 266

View: 707

Why do serial killers gravitate towards certain kinds of occupation? Why do they pursue certain types of victim? How do they leave the radar and remain hidden? Through his wide knowledge of the topic honed at one of Britain’s leading centres for criminological studies, Adam Lynes demonstrates how theory, practice, profiling and behaviour intertwine to identify the kind of people we should fear (and especially if we are vulnerable to predators). The book also looks at those personality-types most likely to become serial killers whilst hiding in plain sight. From Britain’s serial killing studies centre of excellence. Looks in depth at eight of Britain’s serial killer drivers, dealing with some of the most notorious crimes of modern times. A fresh and uniquely interesting perspective. Demonstrates the links between mobility, transience, recognisance, predatory behaviour and acting out murderous fantasies. From the text "It is apparent that driving as a form of occupational choice is a “popular” form of employment for British serial murderers. In an effort to determine why this may be, [ the ] case studies of eight British serial murderers [ in the book ] demonstrate just how such an occupation can impact upon these offenders’ criminal behaviour…These findings may prove to be of benefit to scholars of serial murder, and to those who attempt to apprehend them."
Categories: True Crime

Killer by the Road

Killer by the Road

Detective Jack Ravelle and his fellow detectives must find a serial killer before he kills other victims.

Author: Ronald E Hignite

Publisher:

ISBN: 1635541042

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 680

Detective Jack Ravelle and his fellow detectives must find a serial killer before he kills other victims.
Categories: Fiction

The Killer I on the Road to Hell

The Killer   I  on the Road to Hell

In the long, long awaited sequel to The Killer & I, legendary horror star Kane Hodder and timid writer, Michael Aloisi set out on a five country, twenty state book tour? what could go wrong?Through his hilarious journal entries, Michael ...

Author: Michael Aloisi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1943201595

Category:

Page:

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The adventures of Kane Hodder and Michael Aloisi continue!
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Bruce Springsteen Like a Killer in the Sun Songtexte

Bruce Springsteen     Like a Killer in the Sun  Songtexte

Road. [Erl.] The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves, Like a vision she dances ... Road, oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road Lying out there like a killer in ...

Author: Leonardo Colombati

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 9783159615233

Category: Music

Page: 960

View: 344

Erste autorisierte und einzige deutsche Ausgabe von Springsteens Lyrics Bruce Springsteens Lyrics erscheinen zusammengenommen als Kapitel eines großen amerikanischen Romans, den er in den 1970ern begonnen hat und der in diesem Buch nachvollzogen wird. Kritiker halten den "Chronisten des amerikanischen Alltags" (Der Spiegel) und seine Lyrics inzwischen für ebenso wichtig für die amerikanische Literatur wie die Werke von Fitzgerald, Carver oder Whitman. Anders als Bob Dylan versteckt sich Springsteen nicht hinter immer neuen Masken, er erzählt unverstellt von dem American Dream und seinen Schattenseiten – von der Provinz, von der Flucht aus ihr und dem Sog der Freiheit, von den Chancen der Selbstsuche wie auch von Armut, Rassismus oder Polizeigewalt. Leonardo Colombati entschlüsselt überraschende Hintergründe und Einflüsse. Die Wucht von Springsteens Bildern wie auch die leisen Erschütterungen in seiner Sprache macht Heinz Rudolf Kunze in seinen kongenialen Übersetzungen erfahrbar. Das Buch bietet: • Einleitung, Biographie und Kommentare von Leonardo Colombati • 100 Songs im Original und in deutscher Übersetzung von Heinz Rudolf Kunze • umfangreiches Bonusmaterial, Diskographie u. ä.
Categories: Music

Nightmare Movies

Nightmare Movies

'e road leads to nowhere . . .' e Last House on the Left (1972) As Jim Morrison said, there's a killer on the road. In Matthew Bright's Freeway (1996), ...

Author: Kim Newman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408817506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

View: 880

Now over twenty years old, the original edition of Nightmare Movies has retained its place as a true classic of cult film criticism. In this new edition, Kim Newman brings his seminal work completely up-to-date, both reassessing his earlier evaluations and adding a second part that assess the last two decades of horror films with all the wit, intelligence and insight for which he is known. Since the publication of the first edition, horror has been on a gradual upswing, and taken a new and stronger hold over the film industry. Newman negotiates his way through a vast back-catalogue of horror, charting the on-screen progress of our collective fears and bogeymen from the low budget slasher movies of the 60s, through to the slick releases of the 2000s, in a critical appraisal that doubles up as a genealogical study of contemporary horror and its forebears. Newman invokes the figures that fuel the ongoing demand for horror - the serial killer; the vampire; the werewolf; the zombie - and draws on his remarkable knowledge of the genre to give us a comprehensive overview of the modern myths that have shaped the imagination of multiple generations of cinema-goers. Nightmare Movies is an invaluable companion that not only provides a newly updated history of the darker side of film but a truly entertaining guide with which to discover the less well-trodden paths of horror, and re-discover the classics with a newly instructed eye.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Search for the Green River Killer

The Search for the Green River Killer

The True Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer Carlton Smith, ... That probably meant the killer was familiar with the road from the days before ...

Author: Carlton Smith

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504046398

Category: True Crime

Page: 527

View: 318

New York Times Bestseller: From the journalists who covered the story, the shocking crimes of Gary Ridgway, America’s most prolific serial murderer. In the 1980s and 1990s, forty-nine women in the Seattle area were brutally murdered, their bodies dumped along the Green River and Pacific Highway South in Washington State. Despite an exhaustive investigation—even serial killer Ted Bundy was consulted to assist with psychological profiling—the sadistic killer continued to elude authorities for nearly twenty years. Then, in 2001, after mounting suspicion and with DNA evidence finally in hand, King County police charged a fifty-two-year-old truck painter, Gary Ridgway, with the murders. His confession and the horrific details of his crimes only added fuel to the notoriety of the Green River Killer. Journalists Carlton Smith and Tomas Guillen covered the murders for the Seattle Times from day one, receiving a Pulitzer Prize nomination for their work. They wrote the first edition of this book before the police had their man. Revised after Ridgway’s conviction and featuring chilling photographs from the case, The Search for the Green River Killer is the ultimate authoritative account of the Pacific Northwest killing spree that held a nation spellbound—and continues to horrify and fascinate, spawning dramatizations and documentaries of a demented killer who seemed unstoppable for decades.
Categories: True Crime

Layla in the Sky with Diamonds

Layla in the Sky with Diamonds

There's a killer on the road, His brain is squirmin' like a toad. Take a long holiday, let your children play, If you give this man a ride, sweet family ...

Author: Manbeena Bhullar Sandhu

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480841901

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 161

It has been twenty-four hours since Layla last had cocaine. The blonde American now on a flight to New Delhi with her one white child and one brown child is struggling to keep it together. As she departs the airplane, all she can focus on is how quickly she can hook up with her friend and drug baron Leonardo so he can provide her with her next fix. Layla, a flower child of the 1960s, has travelled around the world in search of a utopian land. Her life story begins with her wild rock and roll years in New York and continues on to tell of her hippie days in San Francisco and Goa where hippies of the world converged to partake in a bohemian lifestyle. Here, her heady ways were combined with a few unfortunate incidents and wrong choices, ultimately leading her to her spiritual awakening, but not before paying a dear price. This compelling story line weaves 1960s and 70s style hedonism, Indian culture, drugs, family, devastation, passion, spirituality, and endearing characters into an engaging tale. The author takes you on a journey of vivid impressions, bringing to life the spirit of a lost era.
Categories: Fiction

Road Killer

Road Killer

Author: Alfred Bekker

Publisher:

ISBN: 373890994X

Category:

Page:

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Encounter at North Road House

Encounter at North Road House

Suddenly, the hands are gone, and the killer lies motionless on his back. Ghostly voices are heard again and then are not heard. The killer continues to lie ...

Author: Christopher Bike

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781456046422

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 713

A masked psychopath arrives at a house one night looking for another kill, unaware that this house is haunted and vacant. The house hosts a wicked, dark, spiritual presence. The doors of North Road House lock shut and entrap the masked killer. This causes the masked, imperishable psychopath to clash with North Road House. You must do the best you can to maintain your composure with this one. Encounter at North Road House is a book that will take the horror fan on one of the most chilling and bloodcurdling journeys for these times, a terrifying thrill‑ride.
Categories: Fiction

James Ellroy

James Ellroy

... and later republished as Killer on the Road, this novel is narrated by Martin Plunkett, a drifting serial killer responsible for more than 40 murders.

Author: Jim Mancall

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476613932

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 977

This comprehensive guide to James Ellroy’s work and life is arranged as an encyclopedia covering his entire career, from his first private-eye novel, Brown’s Requiem, to his 2012 e-book Shakedown. It introduces new readers to his characters and plots, and provides experienced Ellroy fans and scholars with detailed analyses of the themes, motifs and stylistic innovations of his books. The work is a tour of Ellroy’s dark underworld, highlighting the controversies and unsettling questions that characterize his work, as well as assessing Ellroy’s place in the annals of American literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

THE FIRE KILLER

THE FIRE KILLER

It only took twenty-minutes to reach the gate where the road turned off that intersected the tower road leading off the mesa. The gate was closed and there ...

Author: Kent Courtney

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478727545

Category: Drama

Page: 251

View: 567

Becky Lyndell died while investigating the Bear Track Fire. Her death was no accident, even though the murderer intended for it to look that way. Aaron Waters is the primary suspect, but he is supposed to be in prison – has he escaped or does he have an accomplice? Becky’s Uncle, Fire Investigator Randy Banister, teams up with Police Officer Mike Evans to catch the killer. The suspense carries throughout the story until the very end… This book includes a preview of Banister – The New World, starting the Banister adventure in the year 1744. The Fire Killer is dedicated to emergency personnel everywhere, and especially to the Granite Mountain Hot Shots who gave their lives protecting the lives and property of others on June 30th, 2013.
Categories: Drama