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

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

by Robert Sberna


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606351864
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Publication date: 10/29/2012
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 577,600
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 "I thought you were my friend …" 1

2 Survivors 6

3 The Smell of Dead Bodies 14

4 Resolution 20

5 The Last Door 24

6 A Bigger Situation 31

7 Positive Hits 35

8 Capture 41

9 An Insatiable Appetite 53

10 Survival: Gladys Wade 63

11 Six-Million-Dollar Man 71

12 "Psycho" 84

13 The Honor Man 94

14 Back on the Block 101

15 Model Prisoner 108

16 Imperial Avenue 114

17 First Blood: Crystal Dozier 123

18 Great White Shark 135

19 Discovery 145

20 Trial 163

21 Verdict and Victory 177

Epilogue 189

Timeline of Events 196

Letters to the Author 200

Bibliographic Note 207

What People are Saying About This

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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House of Horrors: The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell, The Cleveland Strangler 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
TammyD50 More than 1 year ago
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!