From award-winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the best-selling author of Murder of the Banker's Daughter and Murder at the Pencil Factory comes a riveting new historical true crime short: The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare. In the wee hours of the morning on November 13, 1974, shots rang out in the upscale home at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, a village within the town of Babylon. The house belonged to 43-year-old Ronald DeFeo, Sr. and his 42-year-old wife, Louise, who lived there with their five children, ranging in age from nine to 23. The DeFeos and four of their children were shot to death, execution style, while in bed. The lone survivor of the family, Ronald "Butch" DeFeo, Jr, 23, was suspected of being the shooter. The police investigation of the mass murder, the bizarre story within the story, insanity, the trial of the accused, and the aftermath, are explored in this truth-is-far-scarier-than-fiction tale of darkness and horror. The case inspired The Amityville Horror movies and books, in delving into psychic phenomenon and the supernatural. The Amityville Massacre includes a complete bonus story, Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson; as well as excerpts from other best-selling truce crime shorts by R. Barri Flowers.
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This book was terrible. There was maybe 2 chapters about the actual amityville murders. The rest of the book was a bunch of "bonus" stories basically promoting other books that had people who murdered others. I got this book because I wanted to hear details about the defeo and lutz happenings, not others from around the United States. I was very disappointed. The title was very misleading.