Blood Trail

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Overview

Includes killer's confession

Slaughter On A Shoestring

On October 29, 1997, hooker Andrea "Slick" Hendrix's, beaten, naked body was discovered in a roadside ditch near Stewartsville, Indiana. With no leads for police to follow, the case eventually went cold, but it wouldn't stay that way. In 2003, sadistic sexual predator Joseph W. Brown claimed to have strangled Hendrix with...

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Overview

Includes killer's confession

Slaughter On A Shoestring

On October 29, 1997, hooker Andrea "Slick" Hendrix's, beaten, naked body was discovered in a roadside ditch near Stewartsville, Indiana. With no leads for police to follow, the case eventually went cold, but it wouldn't stay that way. In 2003, sadistic sexual predator Joseph W. Brown claimed to have strangled Hendrix with his favorite murder weapon: a shoelace from a woman's size-8 shoe.

Hard Luck

Ginger Gasaway, 53, met Brown at a Gambler's Anonymous meeting. She didn't know that when she took up with him, she was gambling with her life. On August 30, 2000, Brown murdered Gasaway and scattered her body parts across three Indiana counties. For this grisly crime, he would be sentenced to life in prison without parole. But it wouldn't be his first time behind bars...

How Many More?

In 1977, Brown had been sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery. In 1995, he was released despite the fact that he'd beaten a fellow inmate nearly to death. Brown later confessed that during the next five years, he indulged in a seven-state rampage of torture and murder, his victims female hitchhikers and prostitutes. Now doing time in Wabash Valley Corrections Center, Brown maintains that he murdered no less than thirteen other women.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786021420
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 408,914
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2006

    A Good Book for Anyone

    I am not what you would call a huge fan of true crime books, but I found it difficult to put Blood Trail down once I started reading it. Unlike many of these types of books which are written from an outsider¿s point of view, this book was written by Rick Reed, the detective in charge of the case. He has done an excellent job documenting the details of the case and is able to supply all the intricate details of the crime and insights into the criminal¿s mind. The reader is drawn into the story and feels as much a part of it as the people involved. His authorship also reveals to the public the impact these types of cases have on law enforcement officials personally and professionally. This book is a good read for anyone, but especially for those involved in domestic violence situations or those who work with domestic violence issues. As a testament to the book¿s effectiveness, it is currently being used as a textbook for college-level criminal justice classes. This book flows well and is extremely well-written by first-time author Reed. I look forward to reading future fiction and nonfiction material written by him.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2005

    Blood Trail pours out great true crime

    Steven Walker worked closely with Evansville, Indiana police sergeant Rick Reek, gathering information to create a chilling tale of love lost, deception, addiction, and murder. The horrifying details of Ginger Gasaway¿s death shocked the nation when her cold, calculated killer took investigators to three different counties to recover her dismembered body parts. Written before the debut of the hit television series, ¿The Closer,¿ Blood Trail is an examination of effective methods of interrogation and a psychological study of body movements and statements of individuals. Even the ones who are asking the questions are easily analyzed in this well investigated true crime story about one of the most brutal crimes that ever took place in Indiana. The personalities of both the perpetrator, Joe Brown, and the investigator, Sgt. Rick Reed, are explored with such intricacy that the reader becomes intimately acquainted with each of them. The setting and its inhabitants are so well presented that one can visualize life in rural Indiana as well as its urban centers. The path of destruction that Brown confesses to include a total of 14 murders that encompass seven states from Pennsylvania to Colorado and brings suspicion to crimes committed as far south as Florida. Although limited by the True Crime genre, Walker accomplishes a Truman Capote style of writing, at least in the opening chapters of Blood Trail.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    This book brought the chain of events into view. My heart went o

    This book brought the chain of events into view. My heart went out to all involved. It was a dark time in the lives of many people.The book
     was a little too descriptive for my liking but I understand it was a documentation of mad events. Some people should never  slip
    through the cracks into society unchecked it is only madness and mayhem in the end and for all they touch. 


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

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    Not bad as far as true crime goes. 

    Not bad as far as true crime goes. 

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