The Boy Who Fired the First Shot

The Boy Who Fired the First Shot

by Gregg Olsen, Rebecca Morris

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A boy with a rifle walks into a middle school, intent on carrying out Western-style vigilante justice. A wife and mother of four kisses her twelve-year-old student and forever changes our definition of student-teacher conferences. The world�s most famous serial killers put Washington on the map. A bathtub, a handgun, a meat grinder, and a burn barrel play a role in the murder of the captain of a freighter.

New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen (�If Loving You Is Wrong,� �Starvation Heights�) and veteran journalist Rebecca Morris (�Ted and Ann � The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy�), take a new look at Washington�s most notorious crimes. Many of them made history. Two � Ted Bundy�s killings and Mary Kay Letourneau�s teacher sex scandal � made Time magazine�s list of the top crimes of the 20th century. Some are lesser known or have taken on new importance, including one of the country�s first school shootings, in Moses Lake. With a bonus essay by Washington native Gregg Olsen on growing up in the shadow of serial killers Ted Bundy, Gary Ridgway, and Robert Lee Yates, Jr.

Cases include:

Barry Loukaitis � Before Sandy Hook and Columbine, there was Frontier Middle School in Moses Lake, Washington.

Rosalina Misina Mendoza Dugeno Manthie Edmondson � She had many last names as she married and killed one husband after another.

Ruth Neslund � Her husband thought captaining a huge freighter right into the West Seattle Bridge was the worst that could happen to him. It wasn�t.

Mary Kay LeTourneau � She said they were �soul mates.� He made a bet with another student that he would sleep with her.

Ted Bundy � He�s the one and only �Ted,� and remains a part of our lives. Now we�ve learned more about his.

Kenneth Bianchi � Los Angeles� most terrifying murders were finally solved 1,200 miles north in Bellingham, Washington.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148971528
Publisher: Notorious USA
Publication date: 11/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 516,066
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

GREGG OLSEN IS THE NEW YORK TIMES, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of twenty books, both true crime and fiction, including Abandoned Prayers, Closer than Blood, A Twisted Faith, Starvation Heights, and If Loving You Is Wrong. He appears frequently on Dateline NBC, NPR, Good Morning America, The Early Show, FOX News; CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, Snapped, Deadly Women, and A&E's Biography.

REBECCA MORRIS IS A VETERAN JOURNALIST and the author of Ted and Ann � The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy. Her writing has appeared in People, Entertainment Weekly, New York Newsday, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian and many other publications. She worked in broadcast journalism in New York.

Olsen and Morris�s book about missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell, her husband Josh, and their boys Charlie and Braden, If I Can�t Have You �Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance and the Murder of her Children will be published by St. Martin�s in 2014.

Also by Olsen and Morris
The Girl and the Horrors of Howard Avenue (Notorious Oregon)
The Boy Who Fired the First Shot (Notorious Washington)

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