Darker Than Night: The True Story of a Brutal Double Homicide and an 18-Year Long Quest for Justice

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Macmillan, Oct 3, 2006 - True Crime - 384 pages
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ON A COLD, SNOWY NIGHT IN 1985, TWO MEN BEGGED FOR THEIR LIVES.
In 1985, two 27-year-old friends left their suburban Detroit homes for a hunting trip in rural Michigan. When they did not return, their families and police suspected foul play. For 18 years, no one could prove a thing. Then, a relentless investigator got a witness to talk, and a horrifying story emerged.

FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES, THEIR KILLERS WENT FREE.
In 2003, this bizarre case hit the glare of the criminal justice system, as prosecutors charged two brothers, Raymond and Donald Duvall, with murder. With no bodies ever found, the case hinged on the testimony of one terrified witness who saw a bloody scene unfold-and who was still nearly too frightened to talk.

THEN A WITNESS TOLD HER CHILLING STORY
Now, the truth behind an 18-year-old mystery is revealed against the backdrop of an unusual, electrifyingly dramatic trial. Raymond and Donald Duvall bragged to friends that they killed their victims, chopped up their bodies and fed them to pigs. A Michigan jury soon had evidence of this brutally methodical execution-evidence that would lead a shocked courtroom through the heart of evil and beyond a shadow of a doubt.

WITH 8 PAGES OF DRAMATIC PHOTOS

 

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User Review  - TheLoopyLibrarian - LibraryThing

The disappearance of two hunters in the Michigan Woods in 1985 took 18 years to solve and prosecute. This story was not so much a who-done-it as it was a how-to-prove-it. The break in the case came ... Read full review

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User Review  - beearedee - LibraryThing

I may make it a goal to read every non-fiction book about crimes that happen in Michigan. This was SO interesting. I'm excited to read more of his books Read full review

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TOM HENDERSON, a native of Michigan, has worked as a news reporter for many years. He has been a columnist for Detroit Free Press, a freelance writer for Detroit News, and has been a Senior Editor for a monthly business publication called Corporate Detroit. He is the author of A DEADLY AFFAIR and BLOOD JUSTICE.

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