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Crimes & Capers of the Northwest

Crimes & Capers of the Northwest

by Heather Vale Goss
     
 
Crimes and Capers of the Northwest is a rascal-laden romp through Washington, Oregon and Idaho of high-profile crimes and quirky capers that have taken place in both the most recent and the distant past:
• Linda Burfield Hazzard pretended to be a doctor -- a ''fasting specialist'' -- who convinced her patients to starve themselves to death so she could

Overview

Crimes and Capers of the Northwest is a rascal-laden romp through Washington, Oregon and Idaho of high-profile crimes and quirky capers that have taken place in both the most recent and the distant past:
• Linda Burfield Hazzard pretended to be a doctor -- a ''fasting specialist'' -- who convinced her patients to starve themselves to death so she could profit from them
• Clarence Dayton Hillman, a real estate manipulator, hired actors and staged fake scenery to lure unsuspecting customers into buying inferior land
• Keith Hunter Jesperson was a truck driver and serial killer known as ''The Happy Face Killer'' because of the way he signed his letters to the media
• William Dainard was a bumbling fool, yet he kidnapped nine-year-old George Weyerhauser of the Weyerhauser Timber Company off the street in the middle of the day and got George's father to pay a $200,000 ransom
• Ted Bundy killed as many as 40 women throughout the Northwest states between 1974 and 1978; his favorite hunting grounds were college campuses
• Mary Kay Letourneau, a married 34-year-old schoolteacher, fell in love with her 13-year-old student and had two children with him; after being imprisoned for six years as a child sex offender, the two married.
• And more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926677521
Publisher:
Folklore Publishing
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,256,143
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.67(d)

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