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Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer
     

Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer

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by Gary C. King
 

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The Man Who Loved to Kill Women--Dayton Leroy Rogers was known in Portland, Oregon as a respected businessman and devoted husband and father. But at night he abducted women, forced them into sadistic bondage games, and thrilled in their pain, terror and mutilation. His murderous spree was stopped only after, in plain view, he slashed to death his final victim...and

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The Man Who Loved to Kill Women--Dayton Leroy Rogers was known in Portland, Oregon as a respected businessman and devoted husband and father. But at night he abducted women, forced them into sadistic bondage games, and thrilled in their pain, terror and mutilation. His murderous spree was stopped only after, in plain view, he slashed to death his final victim...and when a hunter accidentally stumbled onto the burial grounds of seven other women Rogers had killed one-by-one in the depths of the Molalla Forest did police realize they were dealing with a killer whose bloodlust knew no bounds. This is the shocking true story of the horrifying crimes, capture, and conviction of Dayton Leroy Rogers, Oregon's mild-mannered businessman by day--vicious serial killer by night.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012948649
Publisher:
Bleak House Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
315,234
File size:
500 KB

Meet the Author

Gary C. King, a freelance author and lecturer, has published more than 500 articles in true crime magazines in the United States, Canada, and England. King took over Ann Rule’s job as Pacific Northwest stringer for True Detective magazine and its sister publications, writing hundreds of articles under various names until those magazines ceased publication in the mid-1990s. More recently he has found alternate venues for his stories, including truTV’s Crime Library and Investigation Discovery. He is also the author of several true crime books including: Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, Driven to Kill, Web of Deceit, Blind Rage, Savage Vengeance (with Don Lasseter), An Early Grave, The Texas 7, Murder in Hollywood, Angels of Death, Stolen in the Night, Love, Lies, and Murder, An Almost Perfect Murder, Butcher, The Murder of Meredith Kercher, and Rage.
Driven to Kill, the story of serial child killer Westley Allan Dodd's killing spree, was published in April 1993 by Pinnacle Books and was nominated for an Anthony Award in the Best True Crime Book category at Bouchercon 25.
Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, details the bizarre case of Dayton Leroy Rogers, Oregon's worst serial killer to date. Blood Lust was published in December 1992 under NAL/Dutton's Onyx imprint as an original paperback. A German language edition of Blood Lust was published later, in 1995. Both Blood Lust and Driven to Kill were chosen as featured selections of Doubleday's True Crime Book Club.
King’s television appearances have included Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live, Inside Edition, Court TV, MSNBC’s Headliners and Legends, E!, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Extra TV, and several other programs. He also frequently provides radio interviews. Television interviews also include an episode of Biography about serial killer Robert “Willie” Pickton, the subject of Butcher, and an episode of Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege, and Justice called “Strange Bedfellows,” about the murder of Nevada State Controller Kathy Augustine and the subject of King’s An Almost Perfect Murder.
King is an active member of the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, American Society of Journalists and Authors, The Crime Writers' Association (U.K.), National Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, International Thriller Writers, and International Association of Crime Writers.

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Blood Lust 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was honestly one of the best i have read. i never once wanted to put down...i read it in 3 nights. i would definatley recommend this book for the true crime lover.
Dana Herroon More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put it down. Author did a great job. Highly recommended
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is book is very good, and true. I live in the town it was happping in, so I wanted to read it right away , now my brother has just asked for this book from me, so I ordered him one also ..I read it as it as soon as it came out in the stores .
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of the best true crime books I have ever read, and I have read hundreds! The author does an excellent job grabbing the reader's attention. It is written in a fashion that is fast paced, full of action and very detailed. The author spends less time on fancy words and more time on what is actually going on. A must read for any true crime fan!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blood Lust is a must read for the true crime fans! The author is successful in grabbing the reader's attention with well-researched facts, spell binding drama, and easy to follow narration. This book is both shocking and horrific in it's photos and text while, at the same time, giving a completely unbiased insight to serial killers by delving into the subjects dark twisted mind!
KEdwards57 More than 1 year ago
In this, the first part of the 21st century, there is little argument that the world is full of boogey men - scary beings slinking around furtively doing their nasty business. But there are few of these frightening characters that are more disturbing than the sexual serial killer. Is it the gruesome nature of their crimes that make them among the worst of violent criminals? Is it the escalation of their acts, requiring more and more violence, blood and depravity to achieve satisfaction? Or is it that they walk around with us, day to day, their sheep's clothing masking the beast beneath the fluffy, white wool? Sexual serial killers often have dissociative states or entirely different ego states that allow them to change personalities as easily as hanging up one set of clothes and putting on another, not unlike Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. And so it was with Dayton Leroy Rogers, respected businessman from Portland, Oregon, and his bone-chilling acts of humiliation, perversion and torturous murder. Gary C. King's true crime novel, Blood Lust, is a detailed re-telling of one of America's most horrific sexual predators. King's novel is wonderfully detailed, the words resounding in the reader's head as if they were, themselves, the case investigator, finding clues, an increasing number of victims and, finally, Rogers himself. Be prepared for the chills that will inevitably run down your spine, the shock of depraved acts beyond understanding and the seemingly cool nature of a deviant killer hidden in plain sight.
COOLBAUGH More than 1 year ago
It'll have you fiercely reading till the last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must-read for true crime fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the start I could not put this book down. Great book. Very graphic. Definitely worth you time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not free flowing at all. Jumps from one topic to another in no real pattern. DN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a crime book for true crime readers ONLY I think of all the books I have read and I have read a lot of true crime this guy is definately one of the worst besides tommy lynn sells
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love this book....good quick read....and very in depth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought dayton went to a boys school and was homosexual.......? there needs to some truth to a book. anybook canbe good just get your facts right.
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A true story that brings true fears of unthinkable things people are capable of. Not for younger audiences.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put this book down. Amazing what people r capable of doing to another humanbeing to achieve sexual pleasure.SICK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
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I love this book! I didn't want to stop reading or take any breaks. Blood Lust would kill you to read more. Its a wonferful book for girls to read about. Enjoy (: