The Crime Buff's Guide to the Outlaw Rockies

The Crime Buff's Guide to the Outlaw Rockies

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by Ron Franscell
     
 

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The Rocky Mountain region holds a celebrated place in the "wildest" West of both myth and reality—yet this is the first-ever travel guide to the many sites associated with its notorious past, complete with GPS coordinates for the scenes of the crimes. Written with the same fast-paced, gripping style that marked the author's widely praised earlier work, The

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The Rocky Mountain region holds a celebrated place in the "wildest" West of both myth and reality—yet this is the first-ever travel guide to the many sites associated with its notorious past, complete with GPS coordinates for the scenes of the crimes. Written with the same fast-paced, gripping style that marked the author's widely praised earlier work, The Crime Buff's Guide to the Outlaw Rockies takes you on a time-traveling tour through the haunts of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, serial killer Ted Bundy, the Columbine massacre, and hundreds of the West's most lawless characters. Each site description includes a concise summary of the location's significance, historical context, maps, directions, and photos.

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“The Crime Buff’s Guide to the Outlaw Rocky Mountains is a fascinating and macabre tour of crime locations and criminal acts where the body count is as high as the altitude. Readers will be reminded that the Wild West was really wild—and that it still is. Ron Franscell is a thorough and unflinching guide. This book is hard to put down, and voyeurs with GPS units should be both thrilled . . . and weirded out at times.”—C. J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of Cold Wind and Back of Beyond "One of the best true crime writers going today, Ron Franscell has provided in The Crime Buff’s Guide to the Outlaw Rocky Mountains a fascinating guide to help true crime buffs locate the crime scenes that made the Old Wild West wild, as well as those of the most notorious of modern day homicides. In a lengthy series of well-written 'mini-stories' that also provides the GPS coordinates and addresses, this book takes the adventurous reader on a historical tour from the haunts of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch to the Denver home of a radio shock jock gunned down by white supremacists. I can imagine legions of true crime fans with Franscell's book in hand standing in these places, contemplating in real life what the characters of history saw and experienced."—Steve Jackson, bestselling author of MONSTER

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762771639
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Crime Buff's Guides Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,246,155
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Ron Franscell is the author of The Sourtoe Cocktail Club and Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Texas (both Globe Pequot Press), as well as the bestselling The Darkest Night (previously released in hardcover as Fall), which established him as one of the most provocative new voices in narrative nonfiction.

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