Murder in the Family

Murder in the Family

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Murder in the Family by Burl Barer, James Edward Thomas

On March 15, 1987, police in Anchorage, Alaska, arrived at a horrific scene of carnage. In a modest downtown apartment, they found Nancy Newman’s brutally beaten corpse sprawled across her bed. In other rooms were the bodies of her eight-year-old daughter, Melissa, and her three-year-old, Angie, whose throat was slit from ear to ear. Both Nancy and Melissa had been sexually assaulted.After an intense investigation, the police narrowed the principal suspect down to twenty-three-year-old Kirby Anthoney, a troubled drifter who had turned to his uncle, Nancy’s husband John, for help and a place to stay. Little did John know that the nephew he took in was a murderous sociopath capable of slaughtering his beloved family.This true story, shocking and tragic, stunned Anchorage’s residents and motivated the Major Crimes Unit of the Anchorage Police Department to do everything right in their investigation. Feeling the heat as the police built their case, Kirby bolted for the Canadian border. But the cops were on to him. First they hunted him down; then the cops and a tenacious prosecutor began their long, bitter battle to convict him against an equally tough defense lawyer, as well as the egomaniacal defendant himself.This shocking tale reached its climax in a controversial trial where, for the first time, an FBI profiler was allowed to testify and the controversial pre-DNA science of allotyping was presented to a jury. But justice would not be served until after the psychopathic Kirby Anthoney took the stand in his own defense—and showed the world the monster he truly was.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538443163
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Burl Barer is an Edgar Award–winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience. He hosts the award-winning Internet radio show True Crime Uncensored with cohost Howard Lapides. In addition to nonfiction/true crime bestsellers, Barer is also a regular contributor to Serial Killer Quarterly, the prestigious magazine edited by Lee Mellor. Barer also writes new adventures of Leslie Charteris’ The Saint, as well as the Jeff Reynolds series of private eye novels.

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Murder in the Family 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
But not my last! Simply an outstanding read. A little too gruesome.... but then we are talking murder.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Burl Barer was already nominated for Best True Crime Book of the Year when he wrote Murder int the Family -- and this one is a real shocker! This is the true story of Kirby Anthoney who raped and murdered his aunt and her two little girls, and how he was brought to justice. It is a non-stop gut wrenching roller coaster of emotion -- you cant put this one down! Burl Barer is, I believe, the best true crime writer going -- and this book proves it. DONT MISS THIS ONE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Edgar Award winner Burl Barer proves once again that he is one of America's best investigative crime writers in this shocking and compelling true story of Kirby Anthoney, the young psycopath who rapes his own aunt and kills her along with her two little girls. From the opening paragraph to the final sentence, this book is a gripping and factual account of one of the most disturbing crimes in recent times. The photo section is excellent, and Barer's comments at the book's conclusion give added insight into the mental state of sickos such as Kirby Anthoney.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everything creepy, scary, awful, and unthinkable is REAL in this true crime thriller about Kirby Anthoney, a sicko from Idaho who goes to Anchorage with his girl friend, and then rapes and kills his own aunt and her two little girls -- and has the nerve to think he can get away with it by just saying 'it wasn't me.' As this was pre-DNA it was hard to prove it was him. He is a real twisted guy, and his poor girlfriend feared for her life too. When Jack Olsen praises Burl Barer, you know the book has got to be good. Barer is no doubt one of the best, and MURDER IN THE FAMILY is one of the best written and most unsettling true crime books you'll ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A horrific murder story so well told you cannot put it down regardless of how heinous the crime.
lakraft More than 1 year ago
I need to start by saying that I don't wish this review to discourage anyone from reading this book. I enjoy true crime but I feel this one wasn't for me. I did finish this book completely but really struggled and it took me a very long time. The subject matter is clearly disturbing but in reality what true crime book isn't. I feel this was all about the trial and didn't dig enough into getting to know the family that was murdered therefore I never got the connection I felt I needed to truly understand and feel the connection needed in this type of read. You get to see Mr. Anthony's side and how crazy and uncaring he is throughout the entire trial but as a murderer you know he has issues. If you like books that just delve into the trial and little more than you may rate this higher. Out of fairness to the author (which I will definitely read more from) I went with 3 stars as he just went with what he had to work with.