Almost all of the killers I write about are still alive. Their stories
continue. While the victims are gone, people who loved them, who were
irrevocably tied to them survive. I keep in touch with everyone I've
No, let me rephrase that!
I keep track of the murderers,
and I keep in touch with detectives, prosecutors, families and friends
After tHIRTY-THREE books--some that have many cases in
them--there are constant changes and often startling updates. I guess
we're all curious about what has happened since. For those of you who
have just read my books, the characters are fresh in your minds, while
others have wondered about certain cases for years. Are the convicted
murderers are still in prison? Usually. I'll try to bring you up to
I've had a thousand letters and emails from women who believe they
narrowly escaped from a few of the men I've written about, usually Ted
Bundy or Gary Ridgway. I believe many of you did, indeed, save your own
lives by your quick thinking. You wisely trusted your gut instincts.
Maybe there will be some information in the updates that will help you
pinpoint dates. I'll keep adding new information about that in these
website pages too.
this book is my only fictional book, but
based on fact. The real woman who was kidnapped at 16 by the man who
shot her bridegroom is now middle-aged. She lives far away from Oregon.
Her kidnapper, Thomas Brown, now 60, is still in prison in Oregon.
Whenever he comes up for parole, former Assistant Attorney General Bob
Hamilton appears to argue against his release--so that Robin Marcus*
doesn't have to look in Brown's eyes ever again. Jim Byrnes, the
detective who helped Robin recover her buried memories, has retired.
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