The Ends

The Ends

by Doresa Banning
The Ends

The Ends

by Doresa Banning



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Shortly after World War II, two 20-something lovers with troubled backgrounds left a Maine fishing village on foot to start life anew, together, somewhere far away. At the same time, an older, friendly bachelor was vacationing, exploring the western U.S. by car, alone. They crossed paths in Nevada, and each impulsively acted to fulfill their own desires, to achieve certain ends.

The lone traveler generously picked up the penniless hitchhikers, drove them about eight hours to the city in which he had a cabin reservation and let them crash there with him overnight. The next day, the couple lured him to a remote, forested spot in Hirschdale, California and committed what the local newspapers dubbed the diabolical "Sex Lure Slaying." After, the duo partied in Reno and Las Vegas.

From childhood to death, twist-filled The Ends chronicles the true events that occurred before, during and after the lives of these ordinary people converged.

The book also contains photos, sources and an index.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162534747
Publisher: Doresa-Ellen Banning
Publication date: 01/08/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Doresa Banning has an unwavering passion for writing, which led to her 20-year freelance career of crafting articles and other content for publications and businesses.

The thrill of unearthing and resuscitating buried information in story form drove her to pursue her own projects, books in the gambling history and true crime genres and It Really Happened! The latter is Doresa's gambling history blog that showcases true tales of casinos, celebrities, crime, corruption and much more. After all, she lives in Nevada.

Another of Doresa's nonfiction books, A Bold Gamble at Lake Tahoe: Crime and Corruption in a Casino's Evolution, features Mobsters, lawsuits, celebrities, money woes and much more. It chronicles the fascinating, rocky 15-year development, from idea to stability, of a Northern Nevada hotel-casino that still is operating today, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort.

Although writing since kindergarten, Doresa truly learned and honed her craft at the University of California, San Diego, where she earned a bachelor's degree in writing and literature, and at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she attained a master's degree in journalism.

In her limited spare time, she loves to read, jog, solve crossword puzzles (in pencil), root for the Chargers, watch crime shows and crochet. For more about her, visit
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