June 15, 2015

Review: Vampire: The Richard Chase Murders by Kevin Sullivan

Title: Vampire: The Richard Chase Murders
Author: Kevin Sullivan
Genre: True Crime 
Publisher: WildBlue Press
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Source: Self purchase
Reviewer: Kat

Book Summary

A city under siege, held captive while a psychopathic vampire serial killer instilled fear in its residents, taunted the authorities, and brutally killed his victims. 

This book is a chilling and stomach-churning look into the life of a twisted, sick man so evil one would wonder if he was even human. From his early days when he would liquify rabbits in a blender to drink its intestines and blood, to mutilating his victims, his thirst for blood could not be satiated. 

This is the story of Richard Trenton Chase, the Vampire of Sacramento. It is not for the faint of hearts.

My Thoughts

Mentally deranged, sadistic, a bloodsucker and a cannibal, this diabolical killer held the city of Sacramento in fear during his spree in the late 70's. Fortunately, his reign of terror was relatively short lived. Unfortunately, the savage cruelty he showed his innocent victims is something I don't imagine anyone from that area will ever forget. 

I think the author did a fantastic job of pulling this story together. Although only 109 pages, you finish the book feeling you know everything you need to know about the tragedy. Its very concise and not a word is wasted. There's lots of background information about him and his family dynamic that may or may not have impacted his mental condition, excerpts from arresting officers, exact wording from the actual case files, and even more. Every true crime fan's dream read. 

I'm most impressed and absolutely will be reading more by this author.       

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