House of Horrors: The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Strangler

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Cleveland journalist Robert Sberna brings readers into the mind of the killer through interviews with Sowell's surviving victims & exclusive death row interviews with Sowell himself.

Winner of 2012 Book of the Year (true crime) by ForeWord Reviews

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Overview

Cleveland journalist Robert Sberna brings readers into the mind of the killer through interviews with Sowell's surviving victims & exclusive death row interviews with Sowell himself.

Winner of 2012 Book of the Year (true crime) by ForeWord Reviews

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Dr. James Jessen Badal
…Rob Sberna's treatment of the Sowell murders allows the case to speak for itself. In clear, objective prose he lays out the details of these horrendous killings while neatly avoiding sensationalism and any gratuitous wallowing in the luridly gruesome details. — Dr. James Jessen Badal, author of "In the Wake of the Butcher: Cleveland's Torso Murders."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606351864
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/29/2012
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 527,581
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Sberna is an investigative journalist who has written for national publications. He covered the courts and police beat for newspapers in the Midwest and has contributed articles to The Washington Examiner, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Neoconomist, and Ohio Magazine. Sberna lives in Strongsville, Ohio.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Great detail!

    This book was riveting, I couldn't put it down and couldn't wait to pick it up. The details about Anthony Sowell and his victims were interesting.

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

    House of Horrors tackles a tough subject in a compassionate, obj

    House of Horrors tackles a tough subject in a compassionate, objective perspective. The book's strengths are its thorough research and
    balanced treatment of one of the most horrible crimes in Cleveland's history. It would have been easy to sensationalize the Sowell story, but the author avoids lapsing into "purple prose." Nicely done!

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

    Highly recommended for true crime enthusiasts

    House of Horrors tackles a tough subject in a compassionate, objective perspective. The book's strengths are its thorough research and balanced treatment of one of the most horrible crimes in Cleveland's history. It would have been easy to sensationalize the Sowell story, but the author avoids lapsing into "purple prose." Nicely done!

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