Cries in the Desert

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - True Crime - 288 pages
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In the fall of 1999, a twenty-two-year-old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque. She was chained to a padlocked metal collar. The tale she told authorties--of being beaten, raped, and tortured with electric shock--was unthinkable. Until she led them to 59-year-old David Ray Parker, his 39-year-old financee Cindy Hendy--and the lakeside trailer they called their "toy box". What the FBI uncovered was unprecedented in the annals of serial crime: restraining devices, elaborate implements of torture, books on human anatomy, medical equipment, scalpels, and a gynecologist's examination table. But these horrors were only part of the shocking story that would unfold in a stunning trial...

Cries in the Desert is the true story of "The Toy Box Killer"--a shocking story of torture and murder in the New Mexico desert.

 

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User Review  - schatzi - LibraryThing

I don't remember why I picked up this book; perhaps it was because I had read another true crime book by this author and figured I'd see what else he had. I certainly don't remember hearing about this ... Read full review

Cries in the Desert

User Review  - ladyblubird - Overstock.com

Not the easiest read because of all the characters and timing. Mr Glatt tends to wind back and forth thru the telling of this gruesome crime. However he left me feeling that this criminal could be living right next door!!!! Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
Chapter One THE UNFORGIVING DESERT
7
Chapter Two DRIFTING
15
Chapter Three ELEPHANT BUTTE
23
Chapter Four THE TOY BOX
30
Chapter Five TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
36
Chapter Six KELLI
46
Chapter Seven SATANS DEN
54
Chapter Seventeen THE EVIL IN ELEPHANT BUTTE
156
Chapter Eighteen THE CONFESSION
164
Chapter Nineteen THE NIGHTMARE IS BEHIND BARS
173
Chapter Twenty GOD LET THEM FOLLOW THEIR OWN EVIL DESIRES
183
Chapter Twentyone HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?
193
Chapter Twentytwo HAPPY BIRTHDAY T OR C
199
Chapter Twentythree AN ADVISORY TAPE
204
Chapter Twentyfour A CALM BEFORE THE STORM
214

Chapter Eight TOY BOY ROY
64
Chapter Nine MARIE PARKER
71
Chapter Ten JULY FOURTH WEEKEND
81
Chapter Eleven CINDY HENDY
94
Chapter Twelve BASS ROAD
102
Chapter Thirteen MELTDOWN
113
Chapter Fourteen ANGELICA MONTANO
128
Chapter Fifteen THE WEAKEST LINK
142
Chapter Sixteen CYNTHIA VIGIL
146
Chapter Twentyfive THE SLOW WHEELS OF JUSTICE
222
Chapter Twentysix THE TRIAL
233
Chapter Twentyseven MISTRIAL
245
Chapter Twentyeight A NEW BROOM
253
Chapter TwentyNine DENOUEMENT
258
EPILOGUE
271
UPDATE
276
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English-born John Glatt is the author of Lost and Found, Secrets in the Cellar, Playing with Fire, and many other bestselling books of true crime. He has more than 30 years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America. Glatt left school at 16 and worked a variety of jobs-including tea boy and messenger-before joining a small weekly newspaper. He freelanced at several English newspapers, then in 1981 moved to New York, where he joined the staff for News Limited and freelanced for publications including Newsweek and the New York Post. His first book, a biography of Billy Graham, was published in 1981, and he published For I Have Sinned, his first book of true crime, in 1998. He has appeared on television and radio programs all over the world, including Dateline NBC, Fox News, A Current Affair, BBC World News, and A&E Biography. He and his wife Gail divide their time between New York City, the Catskill Mountains and London.

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