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Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder under the Influence

Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder under the Influence

by Gary Provost, Claire Zion (Editor)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This true crime story involves an alcoholic International House of Pancakes waitress who collaborated with three men to commit two murders. ``Provost has done a fine job of depicting an unlikely group of killers,'' PW commented. Photos. (Dec.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Why did International House of Pancakes (IHOP) waitress Dee Casteel, considered by all who knew her the nicest person one would hope to meet, conspire with IHOP manager Allen Bryant to murder owner (and Bryant's lover) Art Venecia? Provost's contention is that Casteel's alcoholism ruled her life, clouding her judgment, making her unable to understand the implication of her actions. Casteel now sits on death row in a Florida prison. This book is difficult to categorize; although a true crime story, it really is a description of alcohol addiction and its impact on both the life of the alcoholic as well as the people in her life. Recommended for libraries with large true crime collections. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/89-- Sandra K. Lindheimer, Middlesex Law Lib., Cambridge, Mass.

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