Monster (Paperback)

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In the 25th anniversary of this true crime masterpiece, acclaimed author Steve Jackson recounts the intriguing pursuit and long awaited conviction of a charismatic, monstrous psychopath.

On a snowy winter evening in 1982, twenty-one-year-old Mary Brown accepted a ride from a handsome stranger in the resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. What followed was a nightmare of unspeakable cruelty. Miraculously, Mary survived her horrific ordeal, but the true depths of her attacker’s malevolence were yet to be revealed. For him, the violence had only just begun.

After ten years in prison, Tom Luther was released a far more vicious criminal. Often compared to Ted Bundy, Luther cut a deadly swath from the Rockies to West Virginia, luring a chain of women into the black hole of his murderous vision.

One cop was obsessed with catching this brutal killer--and pinning at least one Colorado murder on him. But as Luther led Detective Scott Richardson through a maze of lies and deception, the stakes began to rise. From the Rockies to West Virginia, young women were coming face to face with a murderous monster raging out of control. And none of them were coming out alive.

In this gripping true crime masterpiece, acclaimed author Steve Jackson recounts the intriguing pursuit and long-awaited conviction of a charismatic, monstrous psychopath. By delving deep into the heart of true evil, Jackson offers valuable lessons on what makes violent predators tick, and what can be done to limit their relentless toll on society.

About the Author

Steve Jackson is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. In addition to bestselling nonfiction true time, history, and biography, he has written fourteen thrillers for the Butch Karp Series in collaboration with former New York assistant district attorney Robert K. Tanenbaum. He is the co-owner of indie publisher WildBlue Press (, which he laucnhed in 2014 with partner Michael Cordova.

Praise For…

Praise for MONSTER by Steve Jackson:

“One of the best books short of the famous Ann Rule works.” True Crime Book Reviews
“Steve Jackson is a born storyteller. He makes you sweat. . .and turn the page.” —Ron Franscell, author of The Darkest Night
“This is a well-written case told by one of the best true crime storytellers in the business. An absolute must have book for true crime enthusiasts.” —RJ Parker, True Crime Author and publisher

Product Details
ISBN: 9780806543550
ISBN-10: 0806543558
Publisher: Citadel
Publication Date: November 28th, 2023
Pages: 576
Language: English