The Man with Candy [NOOK Book]

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The mass murder of almost thirty young boys in Houston may well have been the most heinous crime of the century. How could such a series of murders go undetected for almost three years before being exposed? The Man with the Candy is a brilliant investigative journalist's story of the crime and the answer to that question.

The night David Hilligiest didn't come home was both like and unlike other nights when other Houston boys disappeared ...
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Overview

The mass murder of almost thirty young boys in Houston may well have been the most heinous crime of the century. How could such a series of murders go undetected for almost three years before being exposed? The Man with the Candy is a brilliant investigative journalist's story of the crime and the answer to that question.

The night David Hilligiest didn't come home was both like and unlike other nights when other Houston boys disappeared between the years 1971 and 1973. At three in the morning the police were called, but they just said that boys were running away from the best of homes nowadays and that they'd list David as a runaway. No, there would be no official search for the youngster.

Aghast, the Hilligiests, in the months that followed, hired their own detective, put up posters, even sought the aid of clairvoyants. But David never did come home again because, along with at least twenty-six other Houston boys, he had been murdered and buried by the homosexual owner of a candy factory, the mass murderer of the century, Dean Corll, according to his two teenage confessed accomplices, Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr., and David Brooks. Many of the young boys had not even been reported as missing, and the fact that they were dead would probably never have come to light had not one of the murderers confessed. For in Houston, where in a typical year the total number of murders is twice that of London despite the fact that London is six times as large and far more densely populated, missing persons and violence are likely to be considered commonplace.

In the months before the trial of Henley and Brooks, Jack Olsen interviewed and probed for answers about the criminals, the victims and the city itself, which remained for the most part silent, angry and defensive. The result is a classic of true crime reportage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439128701
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 294,978
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Born June 7, 1925, Jack Olsen was the award-winning author of thirty-three books published in fifteen countries and eleven languages. A former TIME bureau chief, Olsen wrote for Vanity Fair, People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, and The New York Times Book Review, among others.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2001

    Review from Houston

    I'm glad to see this book finally reprinted. It's well worth the price... goes for twice that on Ebay for 20 year old copies. Considering the book was written only months after the murders occurred it's amazingly thorough and detailed. The writer doessn't have much good to say about Houston... which may be one reason even most Houstonians have never heard about this case... or don't want too. The book is easy to read and almost impossible to put down or forget... especially if you live in the city and drive by the places mentioned everyday! I've been unable to find any inaccuracies in the writing and this book paints a fascinating picture of the dark side of the gay 'revolution' of the early 70's and total police incompetence when dealing with cases like this one. I give 'Man with the Candy' 4 stars out of 5 overall for lack of photographs. 5 of 5 for the writing itself. I have read this book twice.

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