NEW RELEASE: Critically Acclaimed ‘Bound to Die’ by Anna Flowers (Second Edition)

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Bound to Die is the true crime story of Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long, who was convicted of the heinous killings of nine women in 1984 in the Tampa Bay area. The first body of 19-year-old disco dancer Lana Long was found in a field on Mother’s Day with her legs grotesquely ripped apart. Six months later, the bloody rampage ended when the ninth victim was discovered. All had been tortured with ropes and savagely beaten and raped. The killer’s confession of his crimes is haunting. The vividly rendered results of his trials and appeals are equally shocking.

First published by Kensington, NY in 1995, Bound to Die was internationally recognized. It received seven mass media printings and was issued in hardback as a Doubleday Mystery Guild Book Club selection. This second edition features a new foreword on a capital case which is still considered a definitive example of excellent police detection before DNA.

Multiple television presentations have been made based on this book, some including the author’s participation. Shortly after first publication, a documentary based on the case was shown on Medical Detective that aired sporadically for years. In 2012, this story became the pilot for the new show Killer Profile on the Biography Channel.

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Anna Flowers
 is an award winning author of four true crime books: Blind Fury, Bound to Die, Murder at Wayside Antiques, and Wanton Woman: Sue Logue, Strom Thurmond and the Bloody Logue -Timmerman Feud. She has been a member of Mystery Writers of America for twenty years, where she served as Director of the Florida Chapter, and was a member of the prestigious national committee for selection of Best Novel at the Edgar Alan Poe Awards held annually in New York City. She also served as Cape Canaveral President of the National League of American Pen Women and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She has a son, Dr. Benjamin Brotemarkle, Director of the Florida Historical Society and a daughter, Judge Belle Brotemarkle Schumann.

Read more about Anna Flowers at www.annaflowersbooks.com

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NEW RELEASE: Critically Acclaimed ‘Bound to Die’ by Anna Flowers (Second Edition)

Bound to Die is the true crime story of Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long, who was convicted of the heinous killings of nine women in 1984 in the Tampa Bay area. The first body of 19-year-old disco dancer Lana Long was found in a field on Mother’s Day with her legs grotesquely ripped apart. Six months later, the bloody rampage ended when the ninth victim was discovered. All had been tortured with ropes and savagely beaten and raped. The killer’s confession of his crimes is haunting. The vividly rendered results of his trials and appeals are equally shocking.

First published by Kensington, NY in 1995, Bound to Die was internationally recognized. It received seven mass media printings and was issued in hardback as a Doubleday Mystery Guild Book Club selection. This second edition features a new foreword on a capital case which is still considered a definitive example of excellent police detection before DNA.

Multiple television presentations have been made based on this book, some including the author’s participation. Shortly after first publication, a documentary based on the case was shown on Medical Detective that aired sporadically for years. In 2012, this story became the pilot for the new show Killer Profile on the Biography Channel.

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Anna Flowers
 is an award winning author of four true crime books: Blind Fury, Bound to Die, Murder at Wayside Antiques, and Wanton Woman: Sue Logue, Strom Thurmond and the Bloody Logue -Timmerman Feud. She has been a member of Mystery Writers of America for twenty years, where she served as Director of the Florida Chapter, and was a member of the prestigious national committee for selection of Best Novel at the Edgar Alan Poe Awards held annually in New York City. She also served as Cape Canaveral President of the National League of American Pen Women and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She has a son, Dr. Benjamin Brotemarkle, Director of the Florida Historical Society and a daughter, Judge Belle Brotemarkle Schumann.

Read more about Anna Flowers at www.annaflowersbooks.com

AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING eBOOK RETAILERS:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Google Play
Sony
OmniLit
e-Sentral
Hive
Foyles
The Indie eBook Shop
Blackwell’s Bookshop
Kalahari

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BOOK REVIEW: Gail Briggs Nolen’s “Memories of Merritt Island: Birthplace of Ken

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Gail Briggs Nolen offers an intimate portrayal of her two bloodlines in Memories of Merritt Island: Birthplace of Kennedy Space Center. This story of Merritt Island is recounted through the lives of the Benecke-Briggs family.

Briggs Nolen shares the triumphs and failures of the homesteading lifestyle that was prevalent throughout Merritt Island. This rich history is brought to life with love letters, family photographs, government records, maps, and news articles. We learn about the struggles of a young German immigrant who yearns for financial stability and the warmth of his distant lover, become acquainted with the brave Aunt “alligator Lena,” and even told about the great family piano that not even Liberace could buy. The reader travels straight through this family’s lineage up until the eventful moment when their dreams were dashed by the United States government. Progress demanded change. John F. Kennedy ushered in the age of space exploration. Merritt Island was the location of choice.

Memories of Merritt Island is definitely a successful endeavor at passing on a special family heritage. The sentiments of the individuals who enjoyed the island before the Kennedy Space Center are quite clear. This historical piece is a gentle reminder that legacies are built on hard work, dedication, and ingenuity. Land lovers, adventurers, and history buffs can appreciate this work.

Kadier C. Carter, J.D.
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