The Vampire Next Door + Giveaway
The Vampire Next Door
The True Story of the Vampire Rapist
by JT Hunter
on Tour February 1-29, 2020
While he stalked the streets hunting his unsuspecting victims, the residents of a quiet Florida town slept soundly, oblivious to the dark creature in their midst, unaware of the vampire next door.
John Crutchley seemed to be living the American Dream. Good-looking and blessed with a genius level IQ, he had a prestigious, white-collar job at a prominent government defense contractor, where he held top secret security clearance and handled projects for NASA and the Pentagon. To all outward appearances, he was a hard-working, successful family man with a lavish new house, a devoted wife, and a healthy young son.
But he concealed a hidden side of his personality, a dark secret tied to a hunger for blood and the overriding need to kill. As one of the most prolific serial killers in American history, Crutchley committed at least twelve murders, and possibly nearly three dozen. His IQ eclipsed that of Ted Bundy, and his body count may have as well.
This is the second true crime novel I have read by this author. I am going backwards. I started with a more recent novel and now read this first one by Mr. Hunter. I did see a different from this earlier book to the more recent one.
While. I found this story to be very weird but fascinating at the same time; there were times when I felt like the pacing of the book got bogged down with too many details. In the beginning it showed the killer taking women and how his obsession started. Afterwards, it seemed that the story than took a couple steps backwards to talk about all of the details about the killer and everyone involved in the case. Don't get me wrong as I did find this interesting but I felt like I could have done without all details even the minor ones.
Yet, as I stated. I have read a more recent book from Mr. Hunter and he seemed to find that better balance between the details and the case. The cases he writes about are very fascinating. I had never heard of these cases. True crime readers who have not read a book from Mr. Hunter may want to do so.
Book Details:Genre: True Crime
Published by: RJ Parker Publishing
Publication Date: October 11th 2014
Number of Pages: 365
ISBN: 1500909491 (ISBN13: 9781500909499)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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J.T. Hunter is an attorney with over fourteen years of experience practicing law, including criminal law and appeals, and he has significant training in criminal investigation techniques. He is also a college professor in Florida where his teaching interests focus on the intersection of criminal psychology, law, and literature.