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Bogeyman by [Steve Jackson]

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"Jackson gives a master class on true crime reporting in BOGEYMAN. He writes with both muscle and heart." --Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author of IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU



"Absorbing and haunting! BOGEYMAN spills creepily across the page with Steve Jackson's hellacious verve and insight, reminding us there are few better explorers of the American berserk."--Ron Franscell, bestselling author of THE DARKEST NIGHT



"Steve Jackson's latest, BOGEYMAN, reveals a living, breathing nightmare that haunted parents, as well as detectives. Be sure to add it to your reading list if you're a fan of true crime books." Aaron Habel, host of Generation Why Podcast

"Jackson writes deeply... It's all in BOGEYMAN, a fascinating, well-paced read about the lows and highs of cold case investigations."--bestselling author and forensic psychologist Katherine Ramsland in Psychology Today.

"After having read his riveting MONSTER non-stop, I didn't see how Steve Jackson could top Steve Jackson with BOGEYMAN. I can't say he has, as they are both equally riveting. In BOGEYMAN, he doesn't so much focus on the monster he calls "the darkness," but on the fine detectives who made it their life mission to put an end to his reign of terror. I highly recommend both fine works!"- Diana Montane, bestselling co-author of MISSING & PRESUMED DEAD. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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I think what made BOGEYMAN unique for me as a writer wasn't the killer's story, or even the exceptional detective work that went into bringing David Penton to justice. The book gives us a poignant and powerful inside look at the emotional, psychological and physical toll a case like this has on the men and women of law enforcement, as well as on their families; those usually unseen, and rarely revealed, stories of courage, faith and sacrifice on behalf of the victims, the victims' families, and their communities. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08B7XTX6W
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ WildBlue Press (August 4, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 4, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2150 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 250 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 615 ratings

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“He writes with both muscle and heart”—New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Steve Jackson has written twelve non-fiction books in true crime, history and biography genres; he has also written eighteen crime fiction thrillers for the Times bestselling "Butch Karp Series" in collaboration with former New York assistant district attorney Robert K. Tanenbaum.

As of January 2021, he is writing three non-fiction books: COAL COUNTRY KILLING, FINDING ANASTASIA, and SAVING ANNIE (WildBlue Press); several other non-fiction works are in the proposal stage. And he is finishing his first literary fiction novel, ISLAND OF WOMEN. The publishers of his previous books include: HarperCollins, Center Street, Simon & Schuster, Pinnacle, Atrium, Kensington, De Capo, and WildBlue Press.

Steve is also the co-owner of indie publisher WildBlue Press (wildbluepress.com) with partner Michael Cordova. As of July 2018, WildBlue Press will have published more than 75 books by fifty authors in true crime, crime fiction, romance, history, current events, memoir and business genres after less than four years in business. Many of these books have become award-winning bestsellers, and several have been optioned for film and television productions. The company is rapidly expanding both the number of authors and titles, and will be moving into other genres in 2019.

His first non-fiction book, MONSTER, a true crime, was published in October 1998 and within two weeks became a New York Times bestseller. Several of his other non-fiction and thriller books have also made the NYT and other lists. In 2003, his World War II dramatic narrative, LUCKY LADY, received The Colorado Book Award, best biography/history, from the Colorado Center for the Book; Lucky Lady was also the runner-up that year for the Admiral Samuel Morrison Naval History Award.

Steve is also the co-owner of indie publisher WildBlue Press (wildbluepress.com) which he started with partner Michael Cordova in the summer of 2014. As of January 2021, WildBlue Press will have published more than 150 books by nearly 100 authors in true crime, crime fiction, romance, history, current events, memoir and business genres. Many of these books have become award-winning bestsellers, and several have been optioned for film and television productions. The company is rapidly expanding both the number of authors and titles, and will be moving into other genres in 2021.

In June 2013, Jackson joined forensic investigative team NecroSearch International (the group featured in NO STONE UNTURNED) searching for the remains of the Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov in Perm, Russia as part of his research for an upcoming dramatic narrative history FINDING ANASTASIA. Honored with NecroSearch membership in 2014, he and the team returned to Russia to continue the search every year since until 2020 (when the epidemic curtailed travel).

Jackson grew up in Hawaii and Colorado. He graduated in 1979 from Colorado State University with a BA in Journalism. A newspaper journalist for 25 years, he worked in locales as varied as Montana, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, Indonesia, Indiana, Washington D.C., Florida, Oregon and Colorado. During his career with newspapers, he received numerous national and regional awards for feature writing and investigative reporting.

Outside of writing, his interests include backpacking, fly fishing, skiing, surfing (poorly), guitar (sort of), reading, softball, martial arts (black belt in jujitsu and a brown belt in aikido), music, wine, whiskey (especially bourbon), beer (preferably craft) and spending time with his family and friends.

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3.0 out of 5 stars I like the style focusing on the trauma the detectives feel ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 19, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 3, 2022
Nicola23
4.0 out of 5 stars So sad but told so brilliantly
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 12, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coward more than bogey man
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 14, 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars superb read!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 15, 2014
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