A Stranger in the Family: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and Unconditional Love

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Dutton, 1995 - True Crime - 312 pages
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An intimate portrait of the slow disintegration of a family documents the ordeal of everyone close to rapist and murderer Richard Daniel Starrett--the epitome of the all-American boy--who confessed to a two-year rampage attacking young women. 50,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Review: A Stranger in the Family: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and Unconditional Love

User Review  - Jarrett Simonds - Goodreads

This "man" abducted, raped, and murdered one of my best friends from High School. the book is well written, and details the "man" in a way that few of us as teenagers realized people could actually ... Read full review

Review: A Stranger in the Family: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and Unconditional Love

User Review  - Laura Kenny - Goodreads

I'm sorry, I am half way through this book and am struggling to finish it...is the book about the "beloved son" Danny....or about his mother??? Seems to be more about Gerry rather than the actual criminal...would no recommend. Poorly written Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1995)

Steven Naifeh was born in Tehran, Iran, June 19, 1952, to parents in the U.S. Diplomatic Service. He attended Princeton University receiving an A.B. summa cum laude in American History, Harvard Law School receiving a J.D., Harvard Graduate School of School of Arts and Sciences, receiving both an M.A. and a PhD, and University of South Carolina receiving a Ph.D. in Humane Letters. Naifeh co-authored, with Gregory White Smith, Jackson Pollock: An American Saga which received the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1991 and was a finalist for National Book Award Nonfiction in 1990. He and Smith also co-authored Final Justice which was an Edgar Allan Poe Award Finalist in Fact Crime in 1994. Naifeh's other books include Culture Making (Princeton University Press, 1978); Gene Davis (The Arts Publisher, 1982); New York Times bestsellers, The Mormon Murders (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988) and, with Phil Donahue, The Human Animal (Simon & Schuster, 1985); and Vincent van Gogh, with Gregory White Smith (Random House, 2011).

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